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Vick: Award Shows Hard Work Paid Off

Quarterback Michael Vick was "very grateful and humbled" to be named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September after leading the Eagles to back-to-back wins while accumulating a QB rating of 100 or better in all thereof the team's games. In fact, Vick is second in the NFL with a 110.2 QB rating.

"I just want to continue to keep doing it. I'm thankful that I got honored with the award," Vick said at his locker after practice. "I just have to go out and do the same thing in October."

Since coming in relief of an injured Kevin Kolb at halftime of the season opener, Vick has completed 61 percent of his passes for 750 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions. Only Indy's Peyton Manning has thrown more touchdowns against zero interceptions. Vick has also kept defenses off-balance with 170 rushing yards and a touchdown.

It's quite remarkable that in just over the course of a year, Vick has transformed himself into one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.

"It's a great feeling. It's a beautiful thing," Vick said. "Just keep working hard and seeing the hard work pay off, that's the reward at the end of the day."

The Eagles host the Redskins this Sunday. It will be Vick's first start at home. Now that he's had success thrust upon him, the challenge will be continuing to play at a high level.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 4:30 p.m., September 29

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