Monday night was another rough one for the Eagles and things started rolling downhill when Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter.
That was the ninth interception thrown by Vick this season, continuing a long trend of red zone turnovers that have contributed heavily to Philly’s 11-13 record since the start of the 2011 season. Painful stuff and it’s made all the more painful by the fact that Vick wound up losing money on the play.
The NFL has confirmed that Vick was fined $7,875 for a low block on Saints safety Roman Harper during Robinson’s return. Vick was penalized for the play during the game, but the league decided the hit deserved a little more punishment. A hit on Vick by Saints linebacker Martez Wilson was also flagged during the game, but there was no fine levied for that infraction.
So Vick’s wallet is a little lighter thanks to a play that will contribute to the argument that his earning power should also be cut sharply after this season when the Eagles decide whether or not to continue paying out the final three years of his contract.