Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was more than a little erratic during Sunday’s 21-17 loss to Arizona, consistently over throwing and under throwing receivers.
It was certainly one of Vick’s more forgettable performances. But there may have been a reason his lackluster showing, which included completing just 16 of 34 passes for 128 yards while throwing two interceptions (he threw two more that were called back) against the Cardinals.
Head coach Andy Reid told reporters that Vick played most of the game with two broken ribs, an injury he suffered on the second play of the game. He never let on to anyone, not even his coaches.
“He didn’t say anything, not a word. He’s a tough nut,” Reid said to reporters in Philadelphia. “He said he really just blanked it out and played is kind of what he said, and really didn’t think twice about it.”
Vick’s status for Sunday’s showdown with the 6-3 New York Giants remains unknown. His loss would be another blow to the Eagles, who are 3-6 after beginning the season with high hopes of making the Super Bowl after narrowly coming up short in last season’s NFC Championship game.
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