Posted: 3:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
By Jon Benne
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick did what he could, completing 14 of 24 passes for 248 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions against the Denver Broncos. He had eight rushes for 41 yards. The game got out of hand early, and Vick was pulled in the fourth quarter with the Eagles down 49-13. They went on to lose, 52-20.
The Eagles couldn't get anything going as Denver embarrassed the defense. LeSeaon McCoy was held to 73 yards and none of Vick's receivers could get open. Despite the lack of touchdowns, Vick avoided turnovers.
Fantasy impact: Vick has had better fantasy days, but it's a big improvement over last week's three-turnover performance. Chip Kelly needs to keep up the tempo on offense, because this defense is incapable of stopping anybody. Vick has a good fantasy matchup against the New York Giants defense in Week 5. The Giants were smothered by Alex Smith and the Chiefs on Sunday. Vick remains a low-end QB1 with considerable upside if he can stay healthy.