Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Turning Over on Michael Vick

Michael Vick's turnovers have increased significantly.

Turning Over on Michael Vick

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick leaves the field after suffering a concussion during the third quarter. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick leaves the field after suffering a concussion during the third quarter. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Michael Vick (shown losing a fumble Sunday night) turned the ball over just once in his first seven games last year, but has done so 12 times in his seven regular season games since.

He has fumbled 11 times in those last seven games, eight times in the opponent's half of the field.

From       Sept. 12 Nov. 28
To Nov. 21       Sept. 18
Games 7 7
W-L 5-2 4-3
Cmp.-Att. 120-191 146-241
   Pct. 62.8 60.6
Yards 1608 1839
   Yds./Att. 8.42 7.63
TD Passes 11 14
   TD Pct. 5.8% 5.8%
TD Runs 5 4
Interceptions      0 7
   Int. Pct. 0.0% 2.9%
Fumbles 4 11
   Lost 1 5
Turnovers 1 12
Passer Rating 108.7 91.6
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