Have you been missing puff pieces of the resurrection of Michael Vick? Well do I have a week for you…it’s called THIS week because you can expect to read about 5,000 stories on how Michael Vick, master of perseverance, is officially back on top. His six-touchdown performance in Philadelphia’s 59-28 dismantling of the Washington Redskins on Monday night is proof of that.
That he did it against Philly’s former golden boy, Donovan McNabb, on the same day Donny received an $78 million-dollar contract extension will no doubt be used to chart the path that both players, and both franchises, are on.
However you feel about Vick, the proof is in the statistics. 20-28 for 333 yards and four touchdowns to go with 80 yards on eight rushes complete with two touchdowns. That line is so good, it might just be the best…ever?
He became the first player in the NFL history to record the following stats in a single game:
300+ passing yards
50+ rushing yards
4+ passing TDs
2+ rushing TDs
He had more fantasy points tonight than any player since the AFL/NFL merger. By the way, he reached that plateau by the midway point of the third quarter.