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Michael Vick’s “Statement Game”

November 12th, 2010 by Editor

In his Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts, Michael Vick had the proverbial “statement game.” Leading the Eagles to victory over the vaunted Colts was Vick’s pronouncement to the league that he can still be the electrifying and potentially game-changing player that had the NFL buzzing in his early years with the Atlanta Falcons. Of course, Vick’s off-the-field exploits and subsequent legal issues have been well documented. After two years in jail, a full season as a glorified back-up, and almost universal vilification, his performance this year seems all the more shocking. The last time he made this sort of impact on the field was back in 2006 — the best example being the four TD game he had in Week 7 against the defending champion Steelers (video below), when he was still with the Falcons. On Sunday, Michael Vick made the statement that he is back … and that is bad news for the rest of the league. — Michael Rosenblum for Hulu