Michael Vick: Has the League Figured Out How To Contain Him?

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Michael Vick: Has the League Figured Out How To Contain Him?
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Michael Vick finally threw an interception last week against Chicago, his first of the season.

That "first since Dec. 24, 2006," stat is a bit misleading.

Not only did he throw a pick (and in the red zone, no less), Vick was widely contained as a runner by the Bears defense. He only ran nine times for 44 yards.

But the most important stat? The Eagles lost for the first time in which Vick started and finished a game.

So is the defensive blueprint drawn up by Lovie Smith and Rod Marinelli now the Bible to defensive coordinators around the NFL?

Maybe. But that doesn't mean it will work.

Inside are five reasons why the answer to stopping Vick has been discovered. And five reasons why it hasn't.

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