DETROIT -- Michael Vick said that he's dreamed about Sunday's game against the Lions and has played it out numerous times in his head.
He's less than 24 hours from getting the opportunity to make those dreams a reality.
"I'm very excited, very confident, in tune with the game plan," Vick said as the team arrived at the team hotel on Saturday. "I like what we're doing. I just have to go out and put it to work."
Vick will make his first start at quarterback since December 31, 2006 when he was a member of the Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles jump-started Vick's return to the NFL in August 2009 after he spent two years in jail. Now, Vick can repay them for the faith and investment they've made in him.
"It's my chance to show my thanks, appreciation and gratitude and go out and give it everything I can, 110 percent, and that's what I've been doing since I got here," Vick said.
Last Sunday, in relief of Kevin Kolb who was injured, Vick threw for 175 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 103 yards. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said on Wednesday that his team would spend all week preparing for Vick. The quarterback said that he will have no problem executing the game plan and looking to make plays with his arm and not rely on his feet.
"Surprisingly, that's always been my mindset. Pass first, run second," Vick said. "When you play that way, you play instinctively, you allow the passing game to open up things in the run game and let your instincts flow and it makes the game easy. You can't go out and force it."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 4:26 p.m., September 18