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Vick To Be Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Week

What a return for Michael Vick!

In his first game after a month-long absence due to a rib injury, Vick threw for 218 yards, rushed for 74 yards and accounted for both of the Eagles' touchdowns in a thrilling 26-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. For his efforts, the NFL will name him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.

This isn't the first league honor for Vick this year. He was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September after he threw for 750 yards and six touchdowns for a QB rating of 110.2 while also rushing for 170 yards and a score.

On the opening series of the game, Vick connected with DeSean Jackson for a 9-yard touchdown pass to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, Vick scored on a 1-yard run to provide the game-winning points. On Sunday, Vick surpassed 4,200 rushing yards becoming only the third player in NFL history to accomplish that.

For the year, Vick has completed 61 percent of his passes for 1,017 yards and has thrown seven touchdown passes against zero interceptions. Vick leads the league with a 105.3 QB rating. He also has 261 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles are 3-0 when Vick starts and finishes a game.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:20 p.m., November 9

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