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Turn off Turnovers.
Vick and Ben Roethlisberger were toe-to-toe with 5.6 yards per pass.
Factor in Vick’s other numbers—like two critical turnovers and three sacks—and you see see why Roethlisberger was able to pull up almost 100 yards more for his efforts than Vick. Roethlisberger turnovers and sack scores for the game were zero and zero.
In his Monday media conference, Reid addressed the Eagles’ turnover trouble.
"We're the second-lowest-scoring team in the National Football League right now" because of turnovers, Reid said. "We've got to make sure we fix that ... We've done well with the interception part of it, we're doing a better job with the protection part of it, and the decision-making part of it, [now] we've got to take care of the football.”
Some may debate Reid’s additional comments on protection and decisions, but at least he appears to know the team cannot give away the ball and turn in wins.
"We haven't been stopped as much as we've stopped ourselves," he said.
Reid described Vick's no-turnover game against the Giants in the September 30 post-game conference as if the QB was recovering from an illness.
“He had the interceptions at the beginning, then he had the fumbles, now he had the no turnovers. That’s a good thing. We’re making progress in the right direction,” Reid said.
Don't look now, Coach, but it may be time to break out the vaccine.