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Vick’s insistence on playing saves Eagles season, so far

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With back-to-back wins over the Dolphins and Jets, the Eagles have climbed to 6-8.  With the Cowboys at 8-6 and the Giants at 7-7, the Eagles remain very much alive for the NFC East crown.

They’re in position to somehow qualify for the postseason because their star quarterback, in a distinctly Philly “cut me Mick” move, decided to do whatever he needed to do to play.

Per a league source, Vick insisted on receiving painkilling injections last week and this week, so that he could play despite lingering broken ribs.  Previously, the team resisted allowing him to receive shots, due to concerns about his past effectiveness while playing with numbing agents coursing through his veins.

Vick completed 15 of 22 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown in the 45-19 win over the Jets.  He also rushed for 32 yards and another score.

Against Miami last Sunday, Vick didn’t aggravate the injury, but he was still experiencing considerable pain, which prevented him from practicing on Wednesday of this week.

Now, the Eagles can steal the division with a win over the Cowboys on Saturday, a Giants’ loss to the Jets on Saturday, a win over the Redskins on January 1, and a Week 17 win by the Giants over the Cowboys.

Far crazier scenarios have allowed teams to sneak in to the postseason, and few teams would be more dangerous than the Eagles, if the Eagles sneak into the NFC playoff field.

 

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57 Responses to “Vick’s insistence on playing saves Eagles season, so far”
  1. frankgarrett says: Dec 18, 2011 7:44 PM

    I’ve hated the Eagles All Year . But As I write this . I hope they pull it off

  2. drew05 says: Dec 18, 2011 7:46 PM

    Go Eagles!

    This is the single most positive piece from the author all season!

    Go Eagles!

  3. iambadkid says: Dec 18, 2011 7:47 PM

    i told you the home team sucks i told you they cant even score over 20 points thats about as bad as you can play football in the NFL only 4 games the home teams won this week. horrible, there is no excuse for this!

  4. norcalmafia says: Dec 18, 2011 7:48 PM

    J……..E……T……S…….SUCK!SUCK!SUCK!……Wonder what the net promise ol Rexy will make…Guarantee a Super Bowl?Ugly uniforms,clown for a coach and a clown for a quarterback..

  5. edukator4 says: Dec 18, 2011 7:48 PM

    i would not like philly sneaking in knowing seattle, chicago, and arizona have to stay home despite beating philly this year. thems the breaks though.
    i dont like philly but they are an exciting team tonwatch when clicking

  6. doe22us says: Dec 18, 2011 7:48 PM

    It was quite clear Vick, is the only QB that gave them the best chance to win see VY (I am a dream) 0-3 or is it 0-4 record.

  7. cliffordc05 says: Dec 18, 2011 7:49 PM

    This scenario is almost as crazy as the way that Green Bay made it into the playoffs last year.

  8. eaglesfootballfan says: Dec 18, 2011 7:49 PM

    Great win for Eagles over the Jets. Nobody saw them scoring 45 points and both the Jets and Giants came out flat today.

  9. malone6363 says: Dec 18, 2011 7:53 PM

    After seeing how the Pack played today, if Philly happened to make it…..watch out NFC.

  10. ottawabrave91 says: Dec 18, 2011 7:56 PM

    the secret to playing well is going to jail. if sam hurd ever gets out he will dominate!!!!

  11. eaglesandflyers says: Dec 18, 2011 7:56 PM

    Wish list for Santa:

    December 24
    -Eagles beat Cowboys
    -Jets beat Giants

    January 1
    -Eagles beat Redskins
    -Cowboys beat Giants

  12. wallyhorse says: Dec 18, 2011 8:00 PM

    This is the Eagles team we thought we’d see before the season started. It’s obvious to me how much the lockout hurt this team, as the Eagles likely were the team most screwed by the lockout more than other, given many of the players were new and didn’t practice together until August 4.

  13. robb04 says: Dec 18, 2011 8:00 PM

    If they can pull it off AND knock the Cowgirls out I am all in…

  14. FinFan68 says: Dec 18, 2011 8:00 PM

    too little, too late. playoff teams will be Packers, 49ers, Saints, Cowboys, Falcons and Lions

  15. promin1 says: Dec 18, 2011 8:04 PM

    It should be illegal to win a division at 8-8 let alone make the playoffs.

  16. duanethomas says: Dec 18, 2011 8:07 PM

    Vick is amazing, for his size. Like they say, its not the size of the DOG in the fight, but the size of the fight in the DOG.

  17. deconjonesbitchslap says: Dec 18, 2011 8:11 PM

    if the eagles make it, look out. they could be the packers from last year.

  18. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Dec 18, 2011 8:13 PM

    JETS STINK , DOLPHINS STINK ,,,,C’MON MAN !

  19. eaglesandflyers says: Dec 18, 2011 8:15 PM

    Woops, typo. I meant “Giants beat Cowboys”.

  20. johnnyshore says: Dec 18, 2011 8:16 PM

    Lol! The Eagles won’t make the playoffs.

  21. CowboyErik says: Dec 18, 2011 8:18 PM

    I love it, I am ready, and Dallas D is ready to deal the knock out blow to Vick, he will need MICHAEL JACKSON level drugs to play anymore this season after next game!!!!

  22. captainwisdom8888 says: Dec 18, 2011 8:20 PM

    Eagles always play strong late in year

  23. bleed4philly says: Dec 18, 2011 8:24 PM

    They’re finally putting it all together, just hope it’s not too late. Go birds!

  24. mringhof says: Dec 18, 2011 8:33 PM

    @ eaglesandflyers

    Wish list for Santa:

    December 24
    -Eagles beat Cowboys
    -Jets beat Giants

    January 1
    -Eagles beat Redskins
    -Cowboys beat Giants

    —————————–
    Your wish list gives the Cowboys the division. We need Giants to beat Cowboys in week 17…c’mon man!

  25. mringhof says: Dec 18, 2011 8:34 PM

    @ eaglesandflyers

    Your wish list gives the Cowboys the division. We need Giants to beat Cowboys in week 17…c’mon man!

  26. reidstinks says: Dec 18, 2011 8:40 PM

    Noooooooooo, it will save Andy Reid’s job. That would only be worth it for a Super Bowl victory which this team is not going win.

  27. ceschatz says: Dec 18, 2011 8:53 PM

    oh please, Romo broke ribs and didn’t miss a game, but Vick misses multiple games with the same injury and still needs pain killing injections and you’re writing an article about how he’s some kind of tough hero? The media is just about as pathetic as the eagles.

  28. lilrob10201 says: Dec 18, 2011 9:09 PM

    Anyone who thinks Reid is a bad coach or any fan that wants Reid fired can suck a fat one.Reid is a top 5 HC in the league right now and is the best coach that we have ever had.I never want this man to leave our team.

  29. jkaflagg says: Dec 18, 2011 9:14 PM

    I seem to recall that the Eagles needed a very far-fetched scenario to get in a few years ago, and it happened….normally not a Eagles fan, but watching the Giants and Cowboys stumble around annoys me….hope the Eagles come back and steal it.

  30. st0n3r78 says: Dec 18, 2011 9:31 PM

    eaglesandflyers says: Dec 18, 2011 7:56 PM

    Wish list for Santa:

    December 24
    -Eagles beat Cowboys
    -Jets beat Giants

    January 1
    -Eagles beat Redskins
    -Cowboys beat Giants
    —————————————————

    For the Eagles to win the Division / have a shot at the wildcard, the Cowboys must LOSE to NY on January 1st.

  31. bleedgreen4life says: Dec 18, 2011 9:36 PM

    Refer to the end of the Eagles’ 2008 regular season.

  32. 06jonjon says: Dec 18, 2011 9:41 PM

    So what if reid is the best coach your franchise has had. All that means nothing with an empty trophy case

  33. cmack21 says: Dec 18, 2011 9:42 PM

    If they make the playoffs, NOBODY would want to see the Eagles

  34. 8man says: Dec 18, 2011 9:49 PM

    Amazingly, the Jets are still in control of their own destiny. If they win against the Giants in Seacaucus and beat the Fins in Miami, they are in.

    I circled that game against the Giants in August. I hate them both and prayed that the game would mean something for both teams. It does. The Giants are done with a loss and the Jets possibly finished as well.

    Have at it, New York. Rip and tear one another apart, knowing full well the loser is finished.

    How gladiatorial! Invictus!

  35. howley1 says: Dec 18, 2011 10:26 PM

    Reid is a top 5 HC in the league

    ————————————————————-

    How do you figure? He’s even worse than Garrett at clock and game management. Difference being of course, Andy is a 13 year head coach, Garrett’s a rookie.

  36. rugdaniels says: Dec 18, 2011 10:29 PM

    This is the part where all the Eagles fans calling for Reid’s head for the past month starting talking about they were the ‘only one who belived in this team’ and call ‘everyone else’ bandwagon jumpers.

  37. rugdaniels says: Dec 18, 2011 10:32 PM

    Ah, the Eagles are this year’s Packers now. Just like they were this years Giants back in 2008. Only problem is that those teams win championships.

  38. localbandhero says: Dec 18, 2011 10:43 PM

    I hope the nail goes in the coffin soon. All the Eagle fans are coming back out from hiding. We haven’t really seen them since they beat Dallas. But now that they have a .93% chance of making the playoffs, all of a sudden they’re drawing comparisons to Green Bay.

    Let’s get real.

  39. fmwarner says: Dec 18, 2011 10:59 PM

    ceschatz says: Dec 18, 2011 8:53 PM

    oh please, Romo broke ribs and didn’t miss a game, but Vick misses multiple games with the same injury and still needs pain killing injections and you’re writing an article about how he’s some kind of tough hero? The media is just about as pathetic as the eagles.
    ===================================

    Oh, because every rib injury is exactly the same, Dr. ceschatz? None of us knows the relative severity of Romo’s and Vick’s injuries.

  40. bleed4philly says: Dec 18, 2011 11:22 PM

    I hope Andy gets another year, I don’t wanna rebuild, he should’ve gotten rid of mcnabb after he threw up in the superbowl. Can’t win the big one with a choker calling the plays.

  41. duncanthecat says: Dec 18, 2011 11:33 PM

    I hope the Eagles make the playoffs so they can lose like they always have.

    Plus it throws them down the draft about 6 notches.

  42. fatcatt says: Dec 19, 2011 12:11 AM

    doeant matter where they are in the draft (duncanthecat)..they havent been near the top the past 10 yrs and they do just fine..where have you been..4 rushing TDs against 1 of the tougher run D’s in the league..Whens the last time anyone did that against the Jets..And records set..eat that Rex Ryan

  43. fatcatt says: Dec 19, 2011 12:18 AM

    Rex Ryan tried like hell to find away to discredit the Eagles offense in the post game presser…What a pathetic puke he and his brother are..what is the combined score against the Ryan brothers this yr..only 79-26. Defensive wizards they are, and the sad part is they cant admit when they’ve been beat.

  44. dallassux says: Dec 19, 2011 12:23 AM

    howley1 says:
    Dec 18, 2011 10:26 PM
    Reid is a top 5 HC in the league

    ————————————————————-

    How do you figure? He’s even worse than Garrett at clock and game management. Difference being of course, Andy is a 13 year head coach, Garrett’s a rookie.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Wow! You really are a moron. You top yourself each time in stupidity.

  45. dawkattack says: Dec 19, 2011 12:38 AM

    Captain Morgan Looked Like The Tight End He Used To Be Props To Shady With 20 And Props To Babin’s With 18

  46. dawkattack says: Dec 19, 2011 12:42 AM

    Wrong @ Eaglesandflyers Eags Have To Win Last Two Cowboys Lose Last Two But The Giants Have To Lose To The Yets and Beat the Cowboys

  47. 1fast84 says: Dec 19, 2011 12:53 AM

    Thanks philly!!! With you beating the jets it puts the bengals back in the playoff picture just need one more loss from jets!

  48. jagerbmb says: Dec 19, 2011 3:03 AM

    Romo never missed a a game due to broken ribs, and a punctered lung…. But you hype Vick for missing 3 games and coming back?

  49. CKL says: Dec 19, 2011 3:37 AM

    Thank you, Philly.

    I’m going to savor this day all week long. As a Pats fan, I couldn’t ask for anything better than today regular season wise. Hated rival loses, my team’s former DC keeps GB from breaking his former team’s win streak , and best of all the Pats bow up with mental and physical toughness and finally win in Denver.

  50. greymares says: Dec 19, 2011 8:08 AM

    Revis island looked a little like Gilligans island with a bunch of castaways.

  51. howley1 says: Dec 19, 2011 8:15 AM

    So to be clear, we’re talking about a guy that pulled himself out of a game because he got a bruise on his *non-throwing* hand, which launched the Eagles into full excuse mode, complete with a hard cast to cover up how injured the BRUISED hand actually wasn’t?

    Get real. Vick quit a long time ago. He’s desperately trying to save his job right now, just like Andy. They will probably succeed in saving their jobs because Moe Banner, Larry Roseman and Curly Lurie are playing fantasy football (and Asante Samuel agrees, by the way), but they’re not making the playoffs. They have no heart and they need too much help.

  52. howley1 says: Dec 19, 2011 8:16 AM

    How do you figure? He’s even worse than Garrett at clock and game management. Difference being of course, Andy is a 13 year head coach, Garrett’s a rookie.

    ———————————————————————————–

    Wow! You really are a moron. You top yourself each time in stupidity.

    —————————————————————

    Oh right, because Andy Reid IS NOT notorious for bad clock and game management.

  53. howley1 says: Dec 19, 2011 8:18 AM

    Oh, because every rib injury is exactly the same, Dr. ceschatz? None of us knows the relative severity of Romo’s and Vick’s injuries.

    —————————————————————

    I’m pretty sure Vick didn’t get a punctured lung.

  54. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 19, 2011 8:32 AM

    EAGLES?
    They’re not going anywhere. The Giants will win out and that’s that. The Cards, Seabags and even the fading Bears all own tiebreakers over them.
    ———-

    AS FAR AS YOU GO:
    8man says:
    Dec 18, 2011 9:49 PM
    Amazingly, the Jets are still in control of their own destiny. If they win against the Giants in Seacaucus and beat the Fins in Miami, they are in.

    I circled that game against the Giants in August. I hate them both and prayed that the game would mean something for both teams. It does. The Giants are done with a loss and the Jets possibly finished as well.
    ———-

    The Eagles have to win out, hope the Giants lose to the Jets AND beat Dallas, then hope the Seabags and Cards lose both of their final two games in order to even be looking at the FIFTH tiebreaker down the line.

    The Giants aren’t done unless they lose to Dallas, who could very well lose to Philly next week.

    The Jets hold the tiebreaker over Cincinnati and San Diego if the Broncos lose out and the Raiders fail to do more than split their final two.

    Glad we don’t get our tiebreaker scenarios from you.

  55. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 19, 2011 8:35 AM

    mringhof says:
    Dec 18, 2011 8:33 PM
    @ eaglesandflyers

    Wish list for Santa:

    December 24
    -Eagles beat Cowboys
    -Jets beat Giants

    January 1
    -Eagles beat Redskins
    -Cowboys beat Giants

    —————————–
    Typical genius Iggles fan. So consumed with their hatred and inferiority complex with New York teams that they can’t even realize that wishing for us to lose Week 17 would OFFICIALLY DISQUALIFY them from playoff contention (and that’s even IF they win vs. DAL next week SMH).

  56. delsj says: Dec 19, 2011 9:12 AM

    Look at CowboyErik trying to represent for Big-D’s little D. Kudos on the bravado and being the only clear Cowboy ID on the post, but your hopes rest on the shoulders of Tony Romo beating two division opponents in December.

    In the future, please follow the “Cowboy Way” and lay low until after your team does something, then thump your chest.

  57. howley1 says: Dec 19, 2011 10:10 AM

    “but your hopes rest on the shoulders of Tony Romo beating two division opponents in December. ”

    Naah, the Cowboys just have to beat the Giants to win the division. The Eagles game really doesn’t matter unless the Giants lose to the Jets, in which case the Cowboys can lock up the division a week early by beating the Eagles. In that case, the Giants game wouldn’t matter.

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