Sunday Night Football: Michael Vick Injured; Falcons Defeat Eagles, 35-31

Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons overcame the Philadelphia Eagles in the final quarter for the 35-31 victory. But Eagles fans are far more on edge after Michael Vick's injury.

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Eagles Vs. Falcons Video Highlights: Michael Vick Concussed As Philly Falls To Atlanta

For those who elected to stay up late on Sunday for Sunday Night Football, the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons put on a show for you. The teams scored 66 points between them, Michael Vick's concussion ushered in the (likely brief, but thoroughly entertaining) Mike Kafka era, both teams turned the ball over and the Falcons' skill players put up big numbers. For those who didn't get to see the game on Sunday night, or for those who just want to relive it, here are the video highlights.

 

In case you were wondering if Tony Gonzalez has gotten old yet or if a 250 pound man can maintain the nickname "The Burner", the answers to those questions are, respectably, "no" and "yes". Gonzalez and Michael Turner's big plays were the ultimate deciding factor for the Falcons as they put on great performances.

Kafka was fantastic in relief of Vick, but Jeremy Macklin's fourth down drop ended the game for the Eagles. This is not a good way to build confidence in a young quarterback who very well might be starting in Week 3.

Both teams are now 1-1 on the season after the Falcons' win. 

For more on this game, check out our Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation and our Falcons blog The Falcoholic. To catch up on NFL Week 2's action, visit our StoryStream.

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Michael Vick Injury A Concussion, Andy Reid Says

Michael Vick's injury was shrouded in a bit of secrecy after he left the field abruptly in the third quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. We weren't sure what, exactly, was ailing him, but it didn't look good. Vick was seen spitting up blood on the sidelines, and generally looked dazed before heading to the locker room.

Though the initial reports said Vick had a neck injury, Eagles head coach Andy Reid told reporters it was a concussion that knocked his star quarterback out of the game. Vick never did return from the locker room, where he was reportedly undergoing further tests.

While a concussion is never good, and can be a tricky injury, it is better news than a possible neck injury. It's unknown how long Vick will be out, and the timetable will depend on when he passes his concussion tests, administered by the training staff to diagnose whether a player is over their symptoms.

For more on this game, check out our Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation and our Falcons blog The Falcoholic. To catch up on NFL Week 2's action, visit our StoryStream.

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Eagles Vs. Falcons Final Score: Atlanta Defeats Philadelphia, 35-31, But Michael Vick Injured

The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday Night Football, 35-31, but they lost more than just the game. Michael Vick left the game in the third quarter with what appears to be a neck injury right now. After he left, LeSean McCoy put the ball into the end zone for a 31-21 lead. Would Vick have been able to put more points on the board had he not been injured?

We can't answer that question, but we did see the NFL debut of Mike Kafka. The second-year quarterback went 2-of-2 for 7-of-9 for 72 yards. On the Eagles' last drive, Kafka hit Jeremy Maclin for a 43-yard gain and a spot in Falcons' territory. The Eagles came as close as the 21-yard line, but Kafka was unable to advance beyond that. On 4th-and-4, Kafka threw a pass right to Maclin, who wound up dropping the ball.

The Falcons ran down the clock, but did need to punt the ball. Kafka's last throw was a deep one to the end zone, but it too fell short. It was a victory for Matt Ryan, who threw four touchdown passes. Michael Turner piled up 114 yards on the ground to help in the win.

For more on this game, check out our Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation and our Falcons blog The Falcoholic. To catch up on NFL Week 2's action, visit our StoryStream.

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