Last time these two teams met, Michael Vick pulled off a comeback for the ages, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to 28 unanswered points in the final 7:28 of the game to steal a victory from almost certain defeat.
In this game, his status leading up to the game was in doubt, but he passed his concussion tests and was medically cleared to play. Vick led the Eagles back from an early 14-point deficit, before he suffered a hand injury early in the fourth quarter and had to leave with the Eagles still clinging to a two-point lead.
The injury was initially revealed to be a broken hand but turned out to be nothing more than a hand contusion that wouldn’t keep Vick out the following week. Mike Kafka came in and threw a pair of interceptions in eight minutes of play, and the Eagles couldn’t come back without their Pro Bowl quarterback.
Vick’s passing stats for the game were mediocre—16 of 23 for 176 yards, no touchdowns and an interception for a 73.8 passer rating. He ran the ball seven times for 31 yards, averaging a solid 4.4 per carry but a far cry from the near-seven he put up per attempt last year.