The Eagles put up a season-high 40 points on Nov. 1 against the Giants. However, Michael Vick was a non-factor in the game registering 3 rushing yards on two carries.
Last week, Vick had his best performance of the season against his former team, the Atlanta Falcons. Vick threw for a touchdown and rushed for another in the Eagles' 34-7 win. Most importantly, the Eagles unveiled what Vick can do in the red zone. On Vick's passing touchdown, the Falcons defense was sold on a run to the left, but Vick threw the ball to Brent Celek on the right side of the field for an easy score.
If anything else, it gives the Giants something else to prepare for.
"Now that we're throwing the ball out of the Wildcat, it's going to keep teams on their heels," Vick said. "It's not going to give them an opportunity to play a defense where they think I'm running outside or running inside and they can come down and press the box. We broke our tendency of running the ball and now we can get the ball downfield to a great group of receivers and I think that opens it up for us to make a couple of more plays."
The Giants defense will be much different than the one that faced the Eagles on Nov. 1. Mathias Kiwanuka and Chris Canty are now starters on the defensive line instead of Osi Umenyiora and Fred Robbins. Jonathan Goff is now the middle linebacker. And the Giants may have a cornerback - Aaron Ross - starting at safety.
One of Vick's biggest plays of the season came on Sunday Night Football. Vick gained 34 yards on a run up the middle against the Chicago Bears. Let's see what the Eagles will have in store for the Giants later tonight.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 7:42 a.m., December 13