The Philadelphia Eagles entered the season as Super Bowl favorites. Even diehard Eagles fans knew it would not be easy, and the team had some glaring weaknesses. Predictably, the team has been gouged by the run, especially by big backs like Michael Turner and Steven Jackson.
However, the team has done an awful job of protecting quarterback Michael Vick. Vick has finished one of three games, and even against the St. Louis Rams, Vick was sacked three times and hit 11 more. Vick has not had the time to be the explosive passer he was in 2010.
His 605 yards and four touchdowns through three games are a far cry from 3,000 yards and 21 touchdowns Vick had in 12 games last season.
Now, the team is in danger of falling to 1-3, which could put them two games behind the Giants, Redskins, and/or Cowboys. The Eagles have to protect Vick against a solid 49ers’ defense that will look to put Vick out of the game for the third time.