1:00 PM ET, October 17, 2004
|Eric Allen's Analysis|
Is too much emphasis being placed on Michael Vick's lowly passing numbers?
Yes, too much is being made of his passing numbers right now. The only number that counts is 5-1, their record. Obviously, if the Falcons are going to be a championship team, then they need better numbers from Vick. But today he did a good job of proving he can find his receivers when he needs to. He found Peerless Price as well as his other receivers. That's going to be key to the Falcons' fortunes for the rest of the season.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders. He's a regular contributor to Insider.
San Diego lost a couple of players in the first quarter. Receiver Reche Caldwell was taken off on a cart after hurting his right knee, while backup defensive end Dave Ball went out with a toe injury. ... The Falcons were missing DT Rod Coleman, injured Saturday in a car wreck, and LB Chris Draft (toe). Backup DT Travis Hall (shoulder) also missed the game.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.0||6.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||4:36||ALGE CRUMPLER 19 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL VICK (JAY FEELY KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 63 yds, 2:49
|TD||13:42||LADAINIAN TOMLINSON 1 YD RUN (NATE KAEDING KICK) |
Drive: 15 plays, 67 yds, 9:06
|TD||14:42||ERIC PARKER 17 YD PASS FROM DREW BREES (NATE KAEDING KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 39 yds, :20
|FG||9:50||NATE KAEDING 53 YD |
Drive: 6 plays, 8 yds, 3:13
|TD||1:51||MICHAEL VICK 14 YD RUN (JAY FEELY KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 75 yds, 1:43
|TD||4:48||DEZ WHITE 32 YD PASS FROM MICHAEL VICK (JAY FEELY KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 47 yds, 1:02
|FG||8:59||NATE KAEDING 28 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 65 yds, 4:11