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Mike Check: Can Vick pick apart the Dallas D?

Thursday, December 22, 2011, 11:48 AM
After two of his worst performances of the season, Michael Vick and his injured ribs bounced back against the Jets, completing 15 of 22 passes for 274 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Vick's 107.0 QB rating was his second-highest of the season, and his 12.46 yards per attempt was his highest... Read more

Mike Check: Why Vick has struggled

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 10:29 AM
Michael Vick completed just 15 of 30 passes for 208 yards, a touchdown and an interception Sunday against the Dolphins, returning from a rib injury that had sidelined him for three games. In his last three starts, Vick has completed just 51 percent of his passes, averaged 5.38 yards per attempt, thrown... Read more

Mike Check: Stopping the Eagles' offense

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 7:34 PM
For a number of reasons, the Michael Vick feature is late this week, but I still wanted to get it out there. It's an abbreviated version, and I tried to make much of it focus on the future and the second half of the season. Vick averaged just 5.6 yards per attempt against the Bears, his lowest mark... Read more

Mike Check: How Vick picked apart the Cowboys

Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 4:31 PM
Michael Vick completed 21 of 28 passes for 279 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' 34-7 win over the Cowboys Sunday night. It was one of Vick's best performances as an Eagle, as he completed 75 percent of his passes, averaged a season-best 9.96 yards per attempt and produced a 129.9 QB rating... Read more

Mike Check: How Vick handled the blitz

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 3:54 PM
Michael Vick completed 18 of 31 passes for 237 yards, a touchdown and an interception against the Redskins. He was also credited with seven rushes for 54 yards, although three of those were kneel-downs and two were QB sneaks. Vick failed to complete at least 60 percent of his passes for the first... Read more

Mike Check: Diagnosing Vick's struggles

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:03 AM
Michael Vick's final line on Sunday was not pretty: 26-for-40 for 315 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. That translated to a 66.1 QB rating, Vick's lowest in 17 starts with the Eagles. The previous mark (73.8) was reached just a few weeks ago against the Giants. So was Vick as bad as... Read more

Mike Check: Connecting with DeSean

Thursday, October 6, 2011, 10:51 AM
Michael Vick completed 30 of 46 passes for a career-high 416 yards, two touchdowns and an interception last week against the 49ers. Yet the Eagles went just 2-for-7 in the red zone, turned the ball over three times and scored three points in the second half of their 24-23 loss. Here's the weekly... Read more

Mike Check: Vick's issues vs. the Giants

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 11:11 AM
For the second straight week, Michael Vick started at quarterback for the Eagles, but did not finish. When he was in the game, Vick completed 16 of 23 passes for 176 yards and an interception. His 73.8 QB rating was Vick's lowest in any game since becoming the Eagles' starter last season. So how... Read more

Mike Check: Did Vick beat the blitz?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011, 10:19 AM
Michael Vick got knocked out of Sunday's game against the Falcons, but how did he perform in the first three quarters? The breakdown is below. And if you're wondering about Mike Kafka, I posted a mini-version of his performance Tuesday night. As always, let's start with pass distribution. Keep in... Read more

Mike Check: Evaluating Vick vs. the Rams

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 2:59 PM
We're back with another year of Mike Check, MTC's weekly feature that closely examines Michael Vick's play. For those new to the blog, this started out as What about Kolb? last year, but quickly needed a new title. As always, let's start with the pass distribution: Targets Catches Yards Drops DeSean... Read more
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