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Michael Vick: Evaluating the Performance of the Eagles Quarterback

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 15:  Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles dives over to score a touchdown against the Washington Redskins on November 15, 2010 at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Mike BurkeCorrespondent INovember 16, 2010

Each week I try to take a look at the performance given from the Eagles quarterback position. Last night, we saw a real gem. Michael Vick started the Eagles offense off on the right foot and continued to roll throughout the game.

When it was all said and done, Vick ended up 20-28 for 333 yards and four touchdowns, and added eight carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

It was one of the most dominating performances I have ever seen out of a quarterback. Vick’s first priority was to move the ball down the field with his arm, but he was easily able to make plays running when he couldn’t throw.

Much like last week, the Eagles started off with a quick touchdown. This time around, the play was all on Vick. On the Eagles' first play of the game, Vick threw an absolutely beautiful ball down the field for an 88-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson.

As we all know, Vick was just getting started. From there, he would then rush for a touchdown and throw another, all within the first 10 minutes of the game.

On the first play of the second quarter, Vick would add another deep touchdown on a 48-yard toss to Jeremy Maclin and then add another rushing touchdown before the conclusion of the first half.

The Eagles streak of scoring on the first offensive play of a quarter would end in the third quarter, but Vick was able to tack on his fourth and final touchdown throw on a three yard ball to Jason Avant.

The thing I liked most about Vick’s performance was the way he spread the ball around. He didn’t play favorites. Instead, he dropped back, went through all of his reads, found the open man and accurately delivered the football.

Vick’s throws were on the money all night and he made the Redskins defense look like a complete joke.

This was by far Vick’s best performance of the year, and something the Eagles should be able to carry into their matchup next week against the Giants.

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