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Vick to Start Pro Bowl



    The Eagles will be well represented at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

    Michael Vick was named the NFC’s starting Pro Bowl QB. The honor comes as no surprise despite Vick missing three games due to injury. He has posted an NFC-best 103.6 passing rating while leading the Eagles to a 9-1 record in games he started. He also has rushed for 613 yards -- by far tops amongst QBs.

    It was the fourth time Vick was named to the Pro Bowl.

    For the AFC Tom Brady -- the only guy to get more fan votes than Vick -- will start under center.

    Vick should see plenty of familiar faces. Teammates DB Asante Samuel, K David Akers and T Jason Peters were also given starting honors. Samuel, named to his fourth-straight Pro Bowl, and Akers, named to his fifth Pro Bowl, were expected to receive the honor. Samuel leads the NFL with seven interceptions despite missing time with a knee injury and Akers is tops in the NFC with 35 made field goals.

    Peters, named to his fourth-straight Pro Bowl, likely got the nod based as much on reputation as performance. The big guy has had trouble this season with penalties and the Eagles offensive line as a whole has done little to impress as Vick has consistently bailed them out with his mobility. But he also hasn't given up many sacks and has done a very good job run blocking -- especially lately.

    DeSean Jackson will be going to his second-straight Pro Bowl in large part due to his big play ability. His 1,024 yard receiving are only good for sixth in the NFC but his 22.8 yards per grab are by far tops in the NFL.

    Eagles 1,000-yard rusher LeSean McCoy, tackle Nick Cole and guard Todd Herremans were named first alternates and safety Quintin Mikell and fullback Owen Schmitt were named second alternates.

    Of course all the honored Eagles wouldn’t mind not taking the trip to Honolulu because they would be too busy preparing for the Super Bowl in Dallas maybe against Brady's Pats.