The Pro Football Hall of Fame wants to get its hands on the jersey Michael Vick wore during the Philadelphia Eagle’s record-setting Monday night 59-28 victory over the Washington Redskins.
No player in the history of the NFL has done in just one game what Vick did last Monday night. He logged two rushing touchdowns, four passing touchdowns, 50 yards rushing and 300 yards passing.
Vick successfully completed all of his first 10 passes. He then went 20 for 28 over 33 yards. On eight carries, he ran for 80 yards. He also helped his team break the team record for total yards in a game (The eagles had 592.) and points in a half (They had 45).
Vick’s shoes are already on display at the Hall of Fame when in a 2002 game he set a 173-yard quarterback rushing record for a single NFL game. Vick compiled the yards with just 10 possessions, including the deciding score during an overtime win that gave the Atlanta Falcons a 30-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
Could Vick someday be inducted into the Hall of Fame himself?
“Yeah, I dream about it,” Vick said. “Hopefully if I work hard enough and continue to accomplish great things in this game maybe I’ll get voted in one day. Who knows?”
While some in the NFL hailed Vick for doing top-notch work on and off the football field after his controversial return to the game, others, especially Redskins fans, aren’t seeing any silver lining in the fact the possible the most hated player in football is giving stellar performances come game time.
The New York Giants visit the Philadelphia Eagles on a Sunday Night which will be broadcast on NBC at 8:20 Eastern. Both teams lead the NFC in rushing yards per game. Tonight’s game will be a showdown of division leaders. The Eagles have beaten the Giants four times in a row.