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Vick expects to start in 2014
Michael Vick's 2013 season featured yet another injury, this time a hamstring, causing him to lose his starting quarterback job with the Eagles to Nick Foles. Vick hasn't played a full season since 2009, but he doesn't feel that will hurt him as he searches for a starting job this offseason. Is the 33-year-old worth the risk? How much does he have left in the tank?
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NFL's most disliked player?
Michael Vick still hasn't been able to shake his association with a dogfighting ring, as he's been named the NFL's most disliked player in a Forbes.com fan survey. More than half of NFL fans surveyed had a negative view of Vick, putting him ahead of players like disgraced safety Manti Te'o and weekly fine risk Ndamukong Suh. Surveying the list, the secret to staying off it seems to be: Don't get in legal trouble, don't be awful, don't have too much success and don't have a reputation as a whiner or malcontent. Simple, really.
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NFL Week 7 -- Cowboys at Eagles
Do we already have a two-team race in the NFC East? It appears so, with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles entering the week at 3-3 and the other two squads combining for one win. Not that the contenders are tearing it up, exactly, and things might get tougher for Dallas if DeMarcus Ware misses a lot of time. Philadelphia itself will be missing a key player (Michael Vick), but backup QB Nick Foles proved pretty effective last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Power shift in the NFC East?
Before the season, experts and voters alike liked either the Washington Redskins or New York Giants to claim the NFC East title. Three weeks in, neither has won a game. Washington fell 27-20 to the Detroit Lions at home Sunday. The Giants were embarrassed by the Carolina Panthers 38-0. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys hammered the St. Louis Rams 31-7, meaning America's Team owns twice as many victories as the rest of its division combined. Will the current standings hold?