Vick rallies Eagles

PHILADELPHIA 34, HOUSTON 24

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PHILADELPHIA --- Michael Vick shook off all the hard hits, continued to get up off the ground and kept making plays.

Philadelphia's Michael Vick scrambles away from Houston's Mark Anderson (left) and Amobi Okoye in the first half. Vick was sacked once and picked off once but had the go-ahead score.   MICHAEL PEREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
MICHAEL PEREZ/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Philadelphia's Michael Vick scrambles away from Houston's Mark Anderson (left) and Amobi Okoye in the first half. Vick was sacked once and picked off once but had the go-ahead score.

Vick threw for 302 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, rallying the Philadelphia Eagles to a 34-24 victory over the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

Vick was hurried, harassed and battered throughout the game. But he never stayed down despite taking a bunch of jarring hits, and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 2-yard run.

It was the first time Vick led the Eagles (8-4) back from a fourth-quarter deficit. They led 14-3 in the first half before falling behind 24-20.

Matt Schaub had 337 yards passing and two scores for the Texans (5-7). Andre Johnson had 149 yards receiving -- four days after his hockey-like fight with Tennessee's Cortland Finnegan.

The NFC East-leading Eagles were coming off their first loss in a game that Vick started and finished. He was 5-0 before a 31-26 loss at Chicago.

Vick continued his remarkable comeback story with another outstanding performance. He completed 22 of 33 passes for two touchdowns, and had his third 300-yard game. Vick, a three-time Pro Bowl pick in six seasons with Atlanta, only had two 300-yard games coming into this year. He also ran for 48 yards and a score.

After the Texans took their first lead in the third quarter, the Eagles quickly answered. Vick sneaked in from the 2 to put Philadelphia ahead 27-24 early in the fourth. Vick's 33-yard pass to DeSean Jackson to the Texans 11 set up the score.

Vick drove the Eagles 87 yards on their next possession, and tossed a 5-yard TD pass to Owen Schmitt to extend the lead to 34-24.

Philadelphia's Jorrick Calvin returned the opening kickoff 102 yards, but a holding penalty on Clay Harbor nullified the touchdown.

That was no problem for the Eagles. They drove 88 yards and went ahead 7-0 on Vick's 1-yard TD pass to LeSean McCoy.

The Eagles played without three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel, who missed his second consecutive game with a knee injury. They also lost right tackle Winston Justice, who left with an injured left knee.


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