Eagles vs. Giants: Michael Vick's Return Will Be Too Much for Big Blue to Handle

Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistDecember 29, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 30:  Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles drops back to pass against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on September 30, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Michael Vick was the last person that the New York Giants wanted to see under center for the Philadelphia Eagles when the two teams meet on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

He's going to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to victory in a game that the Giants cannot afford to lose.

It's true that the  Vick has been out of action for more than a month, recovering from a concussion that he suffered against the Dallas Cowboys back in Week 10 (h/t ESPN). and he'll probably need to shake off the rust early in the game.

But it won't take long for Vick to get back into a groove, especially against a Giants pass rush that has been virtually nonexistent for chunks of the season and that has recorded only one sack over its last two games.

While the Giants defensive line has a clear advantage over the Eagles offensive line, Vick is still a fantastic athlete that can escape pressure and take off running.

Like this.

The Giants haven't been able to stop the run all season, including last week when Baltimore picked up 224 yards on the ground against Big Blue, including 100-yard-games for both Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce.

If Vick isn't running against the Giants, he'll attack a secondary that has struggled for much of the season. Whether it's a deep ball to Jeremy Maclin or something shorter to Jason Avant, Vick will find success throwing against a defense that ranks 28th in the NFL against the pass.

If that wasn't reason enough to like Vick's chances, Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Giants will be playing without both Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley (via Twitter):

Can you play CB? Because Giants, down to Webster (yikes), Tryon (uh-oh) and Frederick (who?), may need ya: nydn.us/TvaPqh

— Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) December 28, 2012

With corners Prince Amukamara and Jayron Hosley doubtful for the game, Vick is not only going to have success throwing against the Giants secondary, he's going to pick them apart.

Besides, this is what Michael Vick does.

He beats the Giants.

Over the course of his career, Vick has beaten New York in six-of-the-eight games in which he's faced them.

We can make that seven-of-nine after the final whistle blows on Sunday.