A Kevin Kolb injury helped Michael Vick get into the game and lead the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday. Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles nearly pulled off an amazing comeback against the Green Bay Packers, but came up just short late Sunday afternoon. Vick again came into this season as a backup in the rotation, and was going to sit while Kolb ran most of the plays for the Eagles. That was until a Kevin Kolb injury in the second quarter forced them to change their entire game plan against the Packers. The Eagles were down 20-3 and then 27-10, but somehow managed to pull the game to 27-20, and had possession of the ball with just about four minutes left in the game.
Philadelphia Eagles fans will look back on this game and wonder to themselves what might have been possible if Michael Vick had played the entire game, but instead they will have to look forward to what Vick might be able to do for them during the rest of the 2010 NFL season. Vick showed that the Eagles do have enough players on offense still (when he is on the field), and that Vick could possibly lead this team the same way that he led the Atlanta Falcons nearly five years ago. His speed on offense seems to still be there, he was able to connect on some very important pass plays, and scrambling with the ball simply wore down the Green Bay defense towards the end of the fourth quarter. That could be the key to Eagles victories later on this season.
The Philadelphia Eagles still lost 27-20 to the Green Bay Packers, but they were able to drive to a fourth-and-one where Green Bay came up with an important stop to ice the game at the very end. Up to that point though, the game had turned into the Michael Vick show, with the energetic quarterback racking up 103 rushing yards on 11 attempts to go along with 175 passing yards on 16 for 24 passing. He also had a passing touchdown, and ended the game with a quarterback rating of 101.9. Credit has to be given to the Packers for pulling out the win in the end, but the Eagles showed that they might not be so bad if they have to try and progress without Kevin Kolb in the coming weeks. It was a valiant effort for Vick and these Eagles, but it came up just short in the end. Kevin Kolb’s injury appears to be a concussion at this time, and if he isn’t able to come back for week 2, the Eagles have an obvious option with Vick now.