Redskins-Eagles fails to live up to hype as Vick goes down and McNabb struggles

Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb (R) is greeted by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick before the start of their NFL football game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 3, 2010. McNabb was traded to Washington during the off-season. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Lackluster doesn’t even begin to describe what transpired in Philadelphia this evening, although I guess we should have all seen it coming.

The media hyped up Donovan McNabb’s return to Philly so much that you would have thought Obama was giving a speech at halftime. In the end, McNabb completed just 8-of-19 passes for 125 yards with one touchdown and one interception, but the Redskins still pulled off a 17-12 victory.

Michael Vick, who ironically has become the media’s darling, suffered an injury in the first half and couldn’t return. Kevin Kolb replaced him and while he completed 22-of-35 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown, he stuck with check downs and short-range passes for most of the game and failed to lead Philly to a comeback. This was the second time this season where Kolb has failed to get the Eagles’ offense moving, which further supports Andy Reid’s decision to stick with Vick.

As far as Vick’s injury is concerned, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer is reporting that the results of the X-ray he took were negative. Vick will undergo an MRI on Monday morning, but as of now he may not be out long. It’s doubtful he’ll play next Sunday, but that’s just speculation on my part.

As for the rest of the game…snoozefest. At halftime I switched over to the Colts-Jaguars game and only returned periodically to make sure Kolb was still checking down to his backs.

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