Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Vick named NFC offensive player of the month

Michael Vick considers Donovan McNabb a friend, but said he is just approaching the game against his former teammate as an important divisional contest.

Vick named NFC offensive player of the month

Michael Vick is preparing for Sunday´s game against the Redskins like any other game. (Clem Murray/Staff file photo)
Michael Vick is preparing for Sunday's game against the Redskins like any other game. (Clem Murray/Staff file photo)

Michael Vick was named NFC offensive player of the month for his exploits in September. The Eagles quarterback, in three games, completed 54 of 89 passes (60.7 pct) for 750 yards, throwing six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Vick also ran 23 times for 170 yards and one score.

Also, free safety Nate Allen was named NFC defensive rookie of the month. Allen had two interceptions and 19 tackles in three games.


The Eagles aren't biting.

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Despite a horde of media -- from Philadelphia, Washington and even a few from New York -- tossing questions mostly focused on the Eagles match up with their former franchise quarterback Sunday, the team, from head coach Andy Reid to Michael Vick to back ups and rookies said they are just taking this week as another game, one whose importance might only be enhanced by the fact that they are playing against a divisional rival.

"Like I mentioned to the team, this is about the Washington Redskins. It's not about Donovan, even though he's a very big part of it, of their offense ... or Michael Vick or Andy Reid or anybody else. It's about the two football teams, two NFC East rivals playing each other, they're always knock down drag out fights and I wouldn't expect anything less of this one," Reid said.

Vick was asked several times about the match up, and particularly about him and McNabb.

"We can't get caught up in everything that's going on, because we have no personal vendetta against each other. It's a divisional game and it's going to be rough and it's going to be tough and I'm pretty sure they feel the same way," Vick said.

The answers were expected. This is hardly a Rex Ryan team we're talking about. But that probably won't stop the questions.

In injury news, guard Nick Cole won't practice. Seems that Ernie Sims will be OK after spraining his ankle Sunday.

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