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Vick's 1st INT Costs Birds Dearly




    After a record 211 passing attempts the inevitable happened to Michael Vick Sunday in Chicago -- the Eagles QB threw an interception.

    Vick’s first INT of the season -- heck it was his first pick since 2006 -- came with the Eagles trailing 14-13 in the red zone just after the two-minute warning of the first half.

    The pass intended for Jeremy Maclin was tipped by DT Tommie Harris and landed in the eager arms of S Chris Harris at the goal line. Harris followed some blocks up the sideline for a 37-yard return. Six plays later the Bears took a 21-13 lead on Jay Cutler’s third TD pass of the day.

    Cutler would wind up passing for a fourth score and the Bears soared over the Birds for a 31-26 win.

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    Vick's height -- or lack thereof -- possibly played a role in the tip as a taller QB might have gotten the ball over T. Harris' outstretched arm.

    In the end Vick’s INT -- his fault or not – was likely a 14-point swing for the Bears who could have easily been trailing by six but instead were up eight as they headed to the locker room. Chicago would use that momentum to build an 18-point lead before the Birds made a game of it down the stretch.

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    "That interception was just deflating as a team," Vick told the AP. "When you have an opportunity to go up, whether it's by six points or two if we get a field goal. Then we're up and momentum swings back your way."

    Yes MV7 still threw for 333 yards and two TDs but his one INT remains his most memorable moment Sunday and the most important to forget going into Thursday's game against Houston.

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