Eagles quarterback Michael Vick continues to be a turnover machine.
Vick lost two fumbles in the first quarter of today’s game in Pittsburgh, continuing a rough season in which he simply hasn’t been able to protect the ball. Heading into today’s game, Vick had six interceptions and five fumbles (three lost) this season.
Vick’s first fumble came on a first-and-goal when Vick tried to run up the middle and into the end zone. Instead of scoring, he lost the ball as he leapt toward the goal line. His second fumble came on a nice play by Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, who pressured Vick on a pass play and knocked the ball out as Vick tried to elude him. (Vick actually appeared to lose another fumble in the first quarter, although a replay review overturned the ruling on the field and found that Vick was down before he lost the ball.)
Fortunately for Vick, the Eagles’ defense has played well, and the Steelers haven’t been able to put any points points on the board.
Unfortunately for the Steelers, safety Troy Polamalu, who has missed the last two games because of a right calf injury, had to hop off the field after appearing to aggravate the same injury.