The lone bright spot of the game, Brent Celek has had his best game of the season, catching 7 balls for 61 yards. Vick targeted him twice on this drive, but couldn’t get one more yard on a 3rd and 7 when he tried to take it himself. After a 54-yarder from Akers missed to end the half, Andy Reid opted to go for it on 4th and 1 and hand the ball to LeSean McCoy, who bounced outside after a Kevin Williams missed tackle and picked up the crucial first down.
After Vick was almost picked by Frank Walker again, Vick found Jeremy Maclin sitting in the center of zone coverage for 15 big yards and another first. At the ten, Hussain Abdullah batted down a pass up the middle intended for DeSean Jackson. The next play, Vick took it himself and faked the pants out of Jamarca Sanford and walked in for the score. Vick has ran the football 8 times this game, a mark he has reached in every game since the bye week.
With ten minutes remaining, the Eagles only trail by a field goal. A quick stop here would do wonders.