Michael Vick has thrown his first interception of the season — first, in fact, since December of 2006, before we knew about the whole dog fighting thing — and Jay Cutler has thrown three touchdown passes, and the Bears lead the Eagles at halftime, 21-13.
Cutler out-playing Vick is the big story of the game so far, but the other big story is that both quarterbacks are facing a lot of pressure: The Eagles have sacked Cutler four times, the Bears have sacked Vick three times, and both guys have struggled with the opposing pass rush. It was pressure from Bears defensive lineman Tommie Harris that forced the Vick interception.
The Bears’ defense has also done a nice job of containing Vick on his feet, holding him to 20 yards on four rushing attempts.
With both teams entering the game 7-3, this one has big implications for the NFC playoff race. And halfway through the game, the Bears are the team looking like they could make some noise in the postseason.
UPDATE: Cutler has now thrown four touchdown passes, and early in the third quarter it’s 28-13 Bears.