If Vick stays healthy, sky’s the limit for Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws against the Washington Redskins in the first half of their NFL football game in Landover, Maryland November 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Washington’s defense isn’t exactly the cream of the crop but that doesn’t change the fact that Michael Vick was simply amazing in the Eagles’ 59-28 victory on Monday Night Football.

Vick completed 20-of-28 passes for 333 yards with four touchdowns and also added 80 rushing yards on eight carries with two more scores. He threw an 88-yard bomb to DeSean Jackson on the opening play of the game and then proceeded to lead the Eagles to a 35-0 lead early in the second quarter. While the Redskins scored a couple of times to show their fans that they were still breathing, Philly was in complete control.

The law of averages will eventually catch up to Vick. It has to. No quarterback can sustain the performance that he’s turning in right now, but he can certainly continue to help the Eagles stockpile wins. When you look at the top six teams in the NFL, some are going to have Vick in the No. 1 slot given what he did on Monday night (coupled with how bad the Giants looked against the Cowboys on Sunday).

But he has to stay healthy. He’s already missed several games this season because of a rib injury and he’s not going to change the way he plays. If he sees a lane, he’s going to take off and run – as he should. He has improved dramatically as a passer since his days in Atlanta, but he’s still going to pull the ball down and run 5-10 times a game and that opens him up to injury.

That said, he’s been phenomenal and if he can stay consistent then the Eagles are legitimate Super Bowl contenders. They have a huge game this Sunday against the Giants and an entire second half, but their victory in D.C. Monday night proved that this is a team to be reckoned with.

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