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Vick in FedEx

Michael Vick has had played very well for the Eagles in his three starts at FedExField.

Vick in FedEx

Maybe the Eagles can change the location of the next meeting with the Redskins from Lincoln Financial Field to FedExField ... Or at least the first 30 minutes.

The Birds are 3-0 in Michael Vick's three starts there, outscoring the Redskins, 112-68. That includes a 91-24 advantage in the first half.

And it is not just his passing. Throwing out kneelingdowns to run out the clock, he has rushed 18 times for 191 yards in those three starts. That includes individual runs of 21, 25, 31 and 36 yards.

 

 MIKE VICK'S STARTS AT FEDEXFIELD AS AN EAGLE
 Date  Result  Cmp.    Att.    Yds.    TD    Int.  
 Nov. 15, 2010    W 59-28    20  28  333  4  0
 Oct. 16, 2011  W 20-13  18  31  237  1  1
 Sept. 9, 2013  W 33-27  15  25  203  2  0
  Totals    112-68  53  84  773  7  1
  Rating: 115.8            
             
 FIRST HALF ONLY
 Nov. 15, 2010  W 45-14  14  18  264  3  0
 Oct. 16, 2011  W 20-  3  12  20  141  1  0
 Sept. 9, 2013  W 26-  7  13  21  190  2  0
  Totals      91-24  39  59  595  6  0
  Rating: 133.1            
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