Monday, February 8, 2016

Vick out with rib/chest injury

Enough to talk about in the first half?

Vick out with rib/chest injury


Enough to talk about in the first half?

Michael Vick left the game with a rib/chest injury and wil not return, the team announced.

Donovan McNabb, meanwhile, was well received by the fans, and great on the field – six for eight, 115 yards, a touchdown and a great 57-yard deep throw to set up a field goal. His passer rating was 156.2.

When Vick got hurt the fortunes of the Eagles quarterbacks reversed. Kevin Kolb got his second chance, and despite a shaky start – an early dropped snap and batted ball – drove the Eagles downfield. He owed LeSean McCoy a big thanks. The running back carried the drive at the end of the half.

Oh, and then the Eagles added a delay of game – off of a time out -- just when they were lining up for a fourth down play to try to cut the lead to 17-10. They settled for a field goal instead and took a 17-6 lead into the half.

Kolb was six for eight for 66 yards. Vick was getting his ribs X-rayed and his return is questionable.

And Eagles fans did indeed boo – their own team’s defense and clock management.

Other observations:

-- Jason Peters is back. A holding penalty negated a first down.

-- LeSean McCoy was big. Ran for 26 yards, 72 yards receiving.

-- The Redskins came out hitting. Ryan Torain destroyed Quintin Mikell on his touchdown run. On the ensuing kick off Jorrick Calvin got rocked.

-- McNabb threw a great pass to tight end Chris Cooley for another score. Stewart Bradley was beat on the play.

-- The Redskins are averaging 4.5 yards per run.

-- Not much pressure on McNabb, though Darryl Tapp had a good stop to prevent the quarterback for scrambling on a third down deep in Eagles territory. The Redskins settled for a field goal.

-- McNabb was warmly received. Applause drowned out the small smattering of boos.

-- Wide receiver Riley Cooper is out for the game with a concussion. That leaves just three receivers for the Eagles.

-- Rookie Kurt Coleman was the last man back on dime coverage, but was nowhere near receiver Anthony Armstrong. The result: a 57-yard pass play that set up a Redskins field goal.


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