PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after the Eagles lost 24-23 to the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Michael Vick and the Eagles continue their disastrous start, falling to 1-4 after losing to the Bills.
Remember the dream season that the Eagles' constellation of stars seemed to guarantee? It's turning into a nightmare, as the Eagles dropped their fourth game of the 2011 NFL season to the surprising Buffalo Bills.
Ryan Fitzpatrick's solid play (193 passing yards, one touchdown) and Fred Jackson's consistent production (26 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown, and 85 additional receiving yards) helped the Bills win. But the proximate cause of victory was the number the Buffalo defense did on Michael Vick.
Vick accounted for 405 yards through the air and on the ground, and broke the NFL record for rushing yards by a quarterback previously held by Randall Cunningham in the process, but he threw four interceptions, one returned for a touchdown by Nick Barnett. Add Jason Avant's fumble, and the Eagles had five turnovers to Buffalo's one; outgaining the Bills by more than 160 yards wasn't enough to make up for that turnover margin.
With the win, the Bills move to 4-1 on the season, while the Eagles fall to 1-4 with the loss.
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