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Bet on the NFL The Philadelphia Eagles couldn’t be happier to have Michael Vick back on the field...it's the Return of Michael Vick!
Vick has learned his lesson and given up the dogs for the pigskin. After being off for a month he returned to Sunday football leading the Eagles to a big win over the Colts. When Peyton Manning is on the other side, it's no ordinary game. When sports betting keep in mind these stats: Vick threw for 218 yards and one touchdown, and ran for 74 yards and a score in the Eagles' 26-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The Eagles (5-3) are 12-0 after a bye since Andy Reid became coach in 1999. They hadn't beaten Manning in three previous tries. While Philadelphia rested last week, the Colts (5-3) had to make a quick turnaround after beating Houston on Monday night. It certainly seemed the Eagles were the fresher team, especially early.
After Austin Collie's concussion, the Colts are looking a little weak. Collie was hit, and illegal hit, by Kurt Coleman forced him to leave on a stretcher in the second quarter. Collie lay on the ground for several minutes as the crowd fell silent. Soon afterward, the announcement came he had movement and was alert. These illegal hits are not an uncommon thing on the NFL field this season, but they are unfortunate.
Here are some more Vick playing stats: He completed 17 of 29 passes, and scrambled for some key first downs. Manning threw for 294 yards, one TD and two interceptions. The four-time NFL MVP wasn't his usual self, misfiring on several passes. Indy played without cornerback Jerraud Powers, running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart, tight ends Dallas Clark and Brody Eldridge and wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez. Vick had said he would play more cautiously, but he didn't shy away from may hits, after all, we all know Vick has an undeniable mean streak.
For NFL betting tips, is the rundown from the game- The Eagles scored a touchdown on their opening possession for the fourth time in eight games. McCoy broke loose for a 62-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. Vick tossed a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jackson. The Eagles quickly got the ball back when Manning badly overthrew his target and Samuel made an easy interception. Samuel returned it 33 yards to the Colts 9, but Philadelphia settled for a 22-yarder to make it 10-0.