PHILADELPHIA - For a one-of-kind quarterback, Michael Vick sure has looked ordinary against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Going into Atlanta's potentially do-or-die game at Philadelphia on Sunday, Vick is one-and-two in three career starts against the Eagles. Both losses came on the road in the playoffs, including the 2004 N-F-C championship game.
Vick has tormented defenses for years with his dazzling speed and powerful left arm. But he's struggled to conquer Philly. In his three starts versus the Eagles, Vick has no touchdown passes and four interceptions while completing just 52.9 percent (45-of-85) of his passes for 566 yards. He's rushed for 124 yards on 21 carries for one TD and been sacked 11 times.
The Falcons have managed a total of 30 points in those games, including a 14-10 win in last year's season opener at the Georgia Dome. This has been a record-setting year for Vick, who broke Bobby Douglass' 34-year-old mark for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season.
Vick surpassed Douglass' total of 968 yards two weeks ago at Dallas and went over 1,000 yards last week against Carolina. Vick also has thrown a career-best 19 TD passes, but he has 13 picks and his completion percentage (52.4) is worst in the N-F-L.