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Eagles At Bears: Michael Vick Discusses Today's Game

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick met the media this week and discussed today’s matchup with the 7-3 Chicago Bears. First, he was asked about the importance of protecting the ball against a good Bears defense:

“You’ve got to do a great job protecting the ball against these guys. They make a living off of getting strips and turnovers, and it’s something they do real well. You don’t see too many teams stripping the ball the way they do, and part of that is a credit to just the players they have on defense and their mentality.”

On whether he has to approach this game differently because of the weather in Chicago:

“No, I just think you go out and play your game. I played there when it was four degrees. I don’t think that’s going to be the forecast, so I think it’ll be better playing conditions, hopefully.”

On facing the Bears defense after a difficult test against the Giants:

“It’s a challenge, but every week is going to be a challenge in this league. You don’t want it any other way. I think as you recap over the season, you think about the things you did, your accomplishments, you want to say ‘I went up against the best’ and hopefully you did well. But if not, you just try to think of the things you didn’t do so well, so you always want to play against the best. I think it only makes you better as a team, and overall.”

On the Eagles’ 4-1 record against winning teams this season:

“It says a lot about this team, but at the end of the day you have to go out there and put it all together. Nothing’s going to be given to you. You’ve got to work for everything that you’re going to get and you have to earn it. I think we did a good job this week in our preparation. Let’s get ready to go play some football.”