When Mike Vick took the field against the Washington Redskins last Sunday night the stadium was electric. To be their first hand was actually bone chilling. Me being a Eagles fan and in hostile territory against a division rival. The story lines in this game were endless. As Donavan McNabb was going up against his former team after signing a questionable deal after his lackluster numbers are spread across the board. McNabb versus Vick part two with McNabb getting the better of the Eagles in the first meeting as Mike Vick was knocked out of the game early. Andy Reid who knows McNabbs strengths and weakness like none other because he coached him for the last 11 seasons. The stage was set and kickoff was about to begin as the boos poured in as well as the beer. The stadium is so loud you cannot here yourself think.
As the Eagles take the field for the first drive all eyes are on Mike Vick and the highly explosive offense. The ball is snapped and everyone is standing on the very first play of the game as Vick drops back to pass from deep in his own end. He throws the ball deep and Deshawn Jackson, the Eagles undersized but speedy receiver, runs under the ball for a 70 plus yard reception for a touchdown. All Eagles fans jump for joy as the stadium is deflated on the very first play. Nobody knows that we are about to witness NFL history right before our eyes.
The Redskins try to get themselves together after the early touchdown but are unable to generate much. Mike Vick takes the ball down the field and lead the Eagles to another score. The fans at this point are almost ready to throw in the towel. The Eagles score another touchdown thanks to Vick to make the first quarter score 21-0.
Vick would go on to make NFL history by being the first player to rush for over 50 yards, throw for over 300 yards, throw for 4 touchdowns and rush for two more bringing his total to 6 for the evening. To see an NFL football game is exciting, however if you ever get a chance to witness Mike Vick play you should take the opportunity. Their has never been a quarterback with lightning speed who can make people miss like him. He is developing his accuracy that is making defenses fear his arm as well as his legs. What he did Sunday Night in Washington was amazing to see in person. I personally will never forget it as it is my most memorable sports moment that I have ever seen in person or on television.