It was Mike Vick’s last game for awhile for the Eagles, and for the most part the QB made the most of it in the teams final preseason game of 2009, a 38-27 loss to the New York Jets. Vick, playing most of the second half, went 7 for 11 for 26 yards, and carried the ball seven times for 35 yards and a TD.
Vick scored his first NFL touchdown since the 2006 season in the second quarter, giving the Eagles a 14-7. The play saw Vick lined up at quarterback, faked a handoff and ran up the middle from 2 yards out 25 seconds into the quarter. It was really the only highlight of the game after an important day for Vick, who met with Goodell a few hours before the game and was told he could play starting in Week 3.
He opened the second half as the quarterback, but his feet also got him in trouble, losing 22 yards when he tried to scramble on third down in the third quarter. He kept losing yardage before he was sacked by Jamaal Westerman at the 4-yard line. Vick also lost the ball on the play before recovering.
For the most part it was a sloppy day for the Eagles, who wrap up the preseason at 1-3. It was an eventful preseason to say the least with Vick around, but now it’s time to get ready for real football a week from Sunday when the team lines up against the NFC South champs from a year ago – the Carolina Panthers.