Last Time They Met: Vick, Eagles Beat Lions

The Eagles fended off Jahvid Best, Jahvid Best, and Jahvid Best long enough to win in Detroit, 35-32. Looks like Philly's brewin' a quarterback controversy!

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Let's take a look back at the Eagles' 35-32 win in Detroit in Week 2 of the 2010 season.
Michael Vick would like to introduce you to the gun show, or at least both his biceps and his ability to come back big in his first start since 2006. Vick subbed for a concussed Kevin Kolb and led the Eagles to a 35-32 win over the Lions in Motown.
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Of course, he had a little help. LeSean McCoy rushed for three touchdowns, joining DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin on the scoreboard.
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But the story is undoubtedly about Vick, who performed so well it's hard to image that Andy Reid looks forward to returning him to the bench when Kolb comes back. The Eagles' starter had a rough pre-season, topping out at six quarters, zero touchdowns and one interception -- and his first half last week didn't look much better.
Vick ended his day going 21-of-34 for 284 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions and a QB rating of 108. He rushed for 37 yards and threw TD passes of 45 and 9 yards. It may not have been a tryout for the Eagles, in the end, but it was a tryout for wherever he lands next.
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Shaun Hill, on the other hand, did less well filling in for injured Detroit starter Matthew Stafford. He went 25-for-45 with 335 yards, 2 TDs and 2 interceptions. He was awarded a 75.7 quarterback rating, and may God have mercy on his soul (because he's a Lion, mostly).
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In the category of "things that may not have been all that cool in hindsight," Lions safety Louis Delmas actually crawled out of the tunnel to start the game. You know, like a lion. Four quarters later, he'd lost like one, too.
Owen Schmitt, CORE BREACH IMMINENT! The Eagles fullback was upended by Lions linebacker Julian Peterson.
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The Lions did score 32 points, mostly courtesy rookie/waterbug Jahvid Best. The running back out of Cal matched McCoy's three scores with a trio of his own, one a 75-yard passing play.
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Impressive, but we like ours better. Philadelphia squeedom in three parts: McCoy's 14-yard touchdown run during the second quarter...
...4-yard run in the third...
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...and a 46-yard touchdown run in the fourth. He could probably be elected mayor after Sunday.
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Who'll start next week? Andy Reid says it's Kevin Kolb. But, our money's on this guy, which is funny, because we all know what he was betting on. And now that he's won for Philly, we wish we could forget.
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