1:00 PM ET, December 6, 2009
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Vick picks up 2 TDs in lopsided Atlanta return as Eagles stomp Falcons
ATLANTA -- When Michael Vick finally made it back to the end zone, a place he hadn't been in more than three years, he was torn about what to do.A Lambeau Leap? Nah, that would've taken too much effort.
Pasquarelli: Vick Returns
The final score wasn't the story in Atlanta on Sunday. Michael Vick's triumphant return to the city that once adored him stole the spotlight, writes ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli Story
• Sunday was the 11th time in his career that Michael Vick ran and threw for a TD in the same game.
• The Eagles just missed posting their first shutout since 1996 after the Falcons scored on the last play of the game.
• Vick's rushing TD was his first since Oct. 15, 2006 and his first pass TD since Dec. 31 of that season.
• The Falcons have lost five of seven following their 4-1 start.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Gonzalez set an Atlanta record for catches by a tight end in a season. Eight receptions pushed his total to 69, breaking the mark of 66 by Alge Crumpler in 2005. ... The Eagles won their third in a row. ... Weaver led the Eagles with 37 yards rushing on five carries, and also made a brilliant, one-handed catch on a 59-yard reception.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.9||4.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-6||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|FG||9:36||David Akers 33 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 44 yds, 4:20
|TD||8:28||Leonard Weaver 4 Yard Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 22 yds, 0:57
|FG||8:11||David Akers 33 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 56 yds, 1:18
|TD||8:13||Michael Vick 5 Yard Run (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yds, 6:52
|TD||3:53||Sheldon Brown 83 Yard Interception Return (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 48 yds, 4:29
|TD||12:38||Brent Celek 5 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 45 yds, 2:17
|TD||0:03||Roddy White 3 Yard Pass From Chris Redman (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 99 yds, 5:27