Eagles vs. Redskins: Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and 10 Reasons to Fear Philly

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Eagles vs. Redskins: Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and 10 Reasons to Fear Philly
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A week ago, Eli Manning and the New York Giants were the talk of the NFC.

Oh, sure, Michael Vick got some good press for his rebound season in Philadelphia, and the Eagles really had a pretty decent shot at an eventual playoff berth. After dominant performances on national stages, though, the Giants and Green Bay Packers were considered the class of the conference.

Now may be the time to take a second look at the NFC picture from a bird's-eye view.

Vick and company steamrolled the Washington Redskins on Monday night, taking over first place in the NFC East after the Cowboys felled the mighty Giants.

Vick is suddenly the most explosive player in football again, and under the tutelage of longtime quarterback guru Andy Reid, he is more complete than ever. 

Vick has at his disposal two strong running backs, a lethal receiving corps capable of hitting opponents for big plays at any time and an offensive line that excels at run blocking.

The Eagles defense is also sturdy, although not as much as it was during the glory days of Brian Dawkins and company. Still, the Eagles have the talent to challenge the Falcons, Packers and Giants for NFC supremacy. These 10 reasons illustrate why.

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