Two weeks in a row, the Eagles have put themselves in a hole with a rash of turnovers... and two weeks in a row Michael Vick has bailed them out with a big 4th quarter comeback as the Eagles beat the Ravens 24-23 to move to 2-0 on the season.
With just under 5 minutes left, Vick led the Eagles on a 10 play, 80 yard drive that he finished himself with a 1 yard TD run. The Eagles defense then held on for a major statement win in week 2.
Vick finished the day 23/32 (his best completion percentage as an Eagle) for 371 yards, 1 passing TD and 1 rushing. Overall, he was clearly seeing the field better and looked much more comfortable in the offense, despite the fact that he was under pressure and hit just as much as last week.
Vick was charged with 3 turnovers in this game, but it's important to look at what they actually were. The first was clearly his fault, a bad pick where he threw across his body on the run. Not a good decision. The second was charged to him when rookie RB Bryce Brown botched a handoff. It was clearly on the RB, but those plays get charged to the QB. No fault there. The third was an interception that came after a very catchable ball went off Brent Celek's hands and into those of Ed Reed. The ball could have been a bit lower, but really not a lot of blame on Vick.
While the story of the season so far for the Eagles offense is turnovers, the same is true for the defense. They forced 4 turnovers last week and got another 2 off Joe Flacco this afternoon. The first came off a Trent Cole strip-sack and the second was a DeMeco Ryans INT.
The 2-0 Eagles next head to Arizona to face the surprisingly 2-0 Cardinals, who just pulled off the upset of the week with a win over the Patriots in New England.