Quarterback Michael Vick said on Friday that he doesn't have "any restrictions" in his movements as he prepares to make his return from a rib cartilage injury suffered on Oct. 3. The Eagles are 4-3 coming off the bye week and look to get back on track with the Indianapolis Colts coming to Lincoln Financial Field.
Vick believes that a win Sunday will set the tone for the second half of the season.
"This is a big game for us. We know the magnitude of it. We know what it can do for us, as far as our confidence moving forward," Vick said. "This is what this game is all about. Two good teams going up playing head-to-head football and you've got great players on both sides of the ball, and two great teams, so it's going to be exciting."
And one of those greats plays Vick's position. Vick will even admit that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is the best in the game.
"By us being in the NFC, you won't have this opportunity unless you meet him again in the Super Bowl, so it's great to be playing against one of the great ones, and like I said, that's what this game is all about," Vick said. "And we're not doing anything that hasn't been done before with all of the great ones that came before us."
Manning is coming off of a 268-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Texans. Vick doesn't believe that his layoff will have an impact on his performance Sunday. In fact, he thinks it could be a blessing in disguise.
"Any time you have any time off, it could be a good thing and a bad thing depending on what you do throughout the duration of the time off. I've managed to stay in shape and it's also less wear and tear on your body, so I feel fresh, I feel healthy," Vick said. "It doesn't take long to get acclimated. We've been through OTAs, training camp, mini-camp. Once you get back out there and start throwing the ball, your timing comes back quickly, so it doesn't take too much time at all."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 7:56 p.m., November 5