Eagles 59

(6-3, 4-1 away)

Redskins 28

(4-5, 2-3 home)

Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

8:30 PM ET, November 15, 2010

FedEx Field, Landover, MD 

1 2 3 4 T
PHI 28 17 14 059
WSH 0 14 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: M. Vick (PHI) - 333 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: J. Harrison (PHI) - 11 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Jackson (PHI) - 2 REC, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Michael Vick's historic night stuns Redskins as Eagles erupt

Associated Press

LANDOVER, Md. -- Forget about the contract: The Philadelphia Eagles weren't happy with Donovan McNabb's words. And they were thoroughly upset with LaRon Landry's alleged dirty deeds, both before and during the game.

The best way to handle it? Have Michael Vick and the offense run up the score.

On a day the Washington Redskins hoped to celebrate McNabb's new contract and set aside the swirl of distractions from his benching two weeks earlier, Vick put up some gaudy numbers of his own and the Eagles stormed the party and embarrassed their NFC East rivals 59-28 Monday night.

It was Vick, not McNabb, who played like a $78 million quarterback, accounting for six touchdowns. The Eagles marched down the field in one big chunk after another, putting new entries in the various record books along the way.

Vick became the first player in NFL history with at least 300 yards passing, 50 yards rushing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game. He hasn't thrown an interception or lost a fumble this season.

"I've had some great games in my day," Vick said. "But I don't think I've had one quite like this one."

Philadelphia center Mike McGlynn said the team was motivated by McNabb's dig after the Redskins beat Philadelphia 17-12 last month. McNabb, speaking of the offseason trade that sent him to Washington, said at the time: "Everybody makes mistakes in their lifetime, and they made one last year."

"Donovan had said some things after they beat us that fired us up, saying how they made a terrible decision and everybody makes mistakes," McGlynn said. "I think we're happy with where we are right now."

Then there was a pregame skirmish between the teams on the field, forcing officials to step in and restore peace. McGlynn said Redskins safety Landry started it by saying something to receiver DeSean Jackson. Notably, it was Landry who was beaten by Jackson on the first play from scrimmage, an 88-yard pass from Vick for the first of many scores.

"Basically a guy tried to come over and intimidate us," McGlynn said. "It was [No.] 30 again. He said some things to our star player he shouldn't have said, and he got his. You can see on that first play. He got his."

McGlynn also said he was spit on by Landry twice during extra points.

"That really fired us all up, and we really put the afterburners on," McGlynn said. "It's good to come out and score 60 points almost. We all want to play the game with all the respect in the world. When people come out and disrespect it like that, I think you've got to be more respectful of the game. That's just a terrible thing. I think we just looked at it as 'Hey, let's keep pouring it on.' "

Landry denied spitting at McGlynn, saying: "I'm aggressive. I'm not that type of player."

As far as the pregame confrontation, Landry described it as "typical talk."

"Me and DeSean was talking, and they took it to another level," Landry said.

Jackson's take? He said there were "some disrespectful things" said by players who "take this football a little bit too serious." But then he uttered what would appear to be an unintentionally insensitive remark, given Vick's recent jail time on a dogfighting conviction.

"The pregame altercation got us going. It had us ready. We came back into the locker room pumped," Jackson said. "We were like pit bulls, ready to get out of the cage."

The Eagles led 35-0 after the first play of the second quarter. Vick completed his first 10 passes and finished 20 for 28 for 333 yards with four touchdowns. He also ran eight times for 80 yards and two scores, moving past Steve Young and into second place in NFL history for yards rushing by a quarterback.

The Eagles set team records for total yards in a game (592), points in a half (45) and had the biggest lead after the first quarter for any NFL road team (28-0) since at least 1950.

The win moved Philadelphia (6-3) into a first-place tie with the New York Giants in the division, with both teams two games ahead of the Redskins (4-5). The Eagles are 4-0 when Vick starts and finishes the game.

A few hours before kickoff, the Redskins signed McNabb to a five-year, $78 million contract extension with $40 million guaranteed, putting to rest any doubts as to whether he would remain the centerpiece of coach Mike Shanahan's rebuilding effort. It was Washington's first game since Shanahan benched McNabb in the final two minutes of a loss to Detroit, when the coach cited McNabb's less-than-full grasp of the two-minute offense and later the quarterback's lack of "cardiovascular endurance" stemming from sore hamstrings.

McNabb received a standing ovation and applauded the fans in return when he was introduced with the starting lineups, but most of those fans had left by halftime on a rainy night in which they heartily booed offense and defense alike.

"We just got embarrassed, from start to finish," Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said. "It's frustrating to go out there on national TV and play the way we played. ... Anybody that was watching that game thought it was a joke."

McNabb finished 17 for 31 for 295 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions, nearly all of the yards coming after the Redskins had dug themselves a five-touchdown hole. Dimitri Patterson intercepted McNabb twice, returning one of them 40 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter.

Interestingly, Shanahan made McNabb finish the entire game this time, even with the game out of reach in the fourth quarter. McNabb said the news of the contract didn't help in dealing with the loss.

"At this point, I'm angry," he said.

The 45 first-half points allowed by the Redskins tied a franchise record, and the 59 total points were the most allowed by a team coached by Shanahan. It was almost as if the players had decided there was no incentive to play well, given that a teammate who got benched in the last game had just received a mega-contract.

"We got outcoached. We got outplayed. They did everything right," Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth said.

Game notes

Eagles injuries: LB Ernie Sims (sprained ankle) and DE Juqua Parker (hip flexor sprain). Coach Andy Reid said both should play next week. ... Redskins injuries: RB Ryan Torain (strained a hamstring in warmups), CB Carlos Rogers (tight right hamstring) and T Jammal Brown (head).

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Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs2815
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
Total Plays6751
Total Yards592375
Yards per play8.87.4
Total Drives1314
Yards per pass
Interceptions thrown
Sacks-Yards Lost
Rushing Attempts
Yards per rush
Red Zone (Made-Att)4-43-3
Fumbles lost
Interceptions thrown
Defensive / Special Teams TDs10

Passing Leaders


Rushing Leaders


Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

phiTD14:56Desean Jackson 88 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 1 plays, 88 yds, 0:18
phiTD10:25Michael Vick 7 Yard Run (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 5 plays, 63 yds, 2:34
phiTD5:07Lesean Mccoy 11 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 37 yds, 3:50
phiTD2:10Jerome Harrison 50 Yard Run (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 77 yds, 1:34
phiTD15:00Jeremy Maclin 48 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 58 yds, 0:57
wshTD14:22Darrel Young 3 Yard Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (Graham Gano Kick is Good)
Drive info: 2 plays, 74 yds, 0:36
wshTD9:45Keiland Williams 6 Yard Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (Graham Gano Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 81 yds, 1:24
phiTD3:40Michael Vick 6 Yard Run (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 5 plays, 28 yds, 1:34
phiFG0:31David Akers 48 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 5 plays, 33 yds, 2:15
wshTD11:34Keiland Williams 4 Yard Run (Graham Gano Kick is Good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 56 yds, 3:33
phiTD6:26Jason Avant 3 Yard Pass From Michael Vick (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 11 plays, 71 yds, 5:12
phiTD5:28Dimitri Patterson 40 Yard Interception Return (David Akers Kick is Good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 3 yds, 0:56
wshTD11:25Keiland Williams 32 Yard Run (Graham Gano Kick is Good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 84 yds, 2:48

Research Notes

NEXT-LEVEL: All three of Donovan McNabb's interceptions came on third down, two of which came when the Eagles sent at least one member of the secondary as part of the pass rush. Monday was the first time McNabb threw a pick under those circumstances since Week 11 of 2008 against Cincinnati, which was also the last time he threw three interceptions in a game.
NEXT-LEVEL: Coming into Week 10, Michael Vick led the NFL in passing from inside the pocket, with a 62.5 completion percentage, 8.2 yards per attempt, and 7 touchdowns. On Monday against the Redskins, he had another stellar performance, with a 81.0 completion percentage, 14.7 yards per attempt and 3 touchdowns.
NEXT-LEVEL: Three of Michael Vick's touchdown passes came with 3-or-more WRs on the field. Vick came into Week 10 with a league best 102.9 passer rating in those personnel groups.
NEXT-LEVEL: Michael Vick was a perfect 5-for-5 when the Redskins had 7 defenders in the box, with 2 touchdowns, a 158.3 passer rating and 30.6 yards per attempt.
NEXT-LEVEL: Of Michael Vick's 8 rush attempts, 6 were scrambles (the other two: a keeper that led to Vick's rush TD and an improvisation on a broken run play). Five of the 6 scrambles led to a first down, one of which was for the second touchdown of the game. Of Vick's 80 rushing yards, 73 were off scrambles.
NEXT-LEVEL: Michael Vick came into the week near the top of the league in many passing categories, a trend that will only continue after his performance on Monday night.
NEXT-LEVEL: Michael Vick attempted 5 passes that traveled 20 or more yards in the air, completing 4 of them. Coming into Monday's game, Vick had connected on 7-of-20 passes thrown 20 or more yards downfield.
45 points allowed by the Redskins is the most allowed in ANY half in a regular season game in franchise history. They also allowed 45 points in the second half of the 1940 NFL Championship vs the Bears. The 45 points are the most allowed in the first half of any game in team history.
The 88-yard TD pass from Michael Vick to DeSean Jackson si tied for the 5th longest against the Redskins since 1940. It is the longest since Chris Miller hookep up with Michael Haynes for 89 yards in 1992 for the Falcons.

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