Week 3 Preview – Eagles at Jacksonville

WEEK #3 Preview

Michael Vick has earned the position of starting quarterback as the Philadelphia Eagles travel to EverBank Field on Sunday to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Making his first start since 2006, Vick went on to lead the Eagles (1-1) to a 35-32 win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday, going 21 of 34 for 284 yards and two touchdowns while adding 37 rushing yards.  “When someone is playing at the level Michael Vick is playing, you have to give him an opportunity,” Reid said. “This isn’t about Kevin Kolb’s play. You’re talking about Michael Vick as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now.”  Reid said this one day after stating that he would go back to Kolb as the starter.  This decision has caused quite the commotion between fans.  Vick should hopefully prove all those nay sayers wrong.

Jacksonville will definitely have a tough time stopping Vick. They should also be afraid of running back LeSean McCoy, who just had a career-best performance against the Lions.  “He’s going out and he’s running more physical,” Reid said of McCoy. “He’s more deliberate and accurate with his cuts, seeing the daylight and getting north and south, which you have to do in this league.”  Kolb was sidelined after suffering a concussion in their Week 1 loss to Green Bay.  Kolb is said to be healthy and Coach Reid states the injury has nothing to do with being put on the back burner. 

The Eagles have met Jacksonville four times and have yet to win, so you will see Vick lay it all on the line this week to bring home a win for the Eagles.  Hopefully the defense backs him up.  Stewart Bradley will return (after suffering a concussion Week 1) to face the Jaguars and will look to slow down running back Maurice Jones-Drew.  This is a task the Eagles have had trouble with, allowing 123.5 yards a game on the ground.  Jones-Drew has had 129 rushing yards and no touchdowns in the first two games.  Our defense needs to watch those rushing yards. 

My Prediction: Eagles 27 – Jaguars 21

E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!! Fly Eagles Fly!!


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