Last night Michael Vick ... searching for the verb ... well, destroyed is the only one that cuts it. Destroyed the Washington Redskins. With six touchdowns and no turnovers, 333 yards, 71.4 percent completion, and 80 rushing yards, this was Vick's best game ever. But that's nothing. Statistically, it's the best game any quarterback has ever played. Endure the carnage:â†µ
Despite missing three games, Vick could coast to a top-three MVP ranking by the end of the year, if he doesn't win the thing straight up. He's right around top five in total yards per game, and is the only quarterback with 84 or more attempts who has yet to throw an interception. After 153 attempts, he hasn't turned the ball over once -- the second-best mark is three picks by Tennessee Titans QB Vince Young, who's also lost four fumbles.â†µ
Watching him tear apart the league has been bittersweet. I'm glad he's made the most of his fourth or fifth chance, and storylines aside he's a thrill to watch. But it's so hard to avoid asking, "What if?"â†µ
Vick has finally become who we knew he could be during his entire time with the Atlanta Falcons. This is who Dan Reeves drafted him to be. He's admitted he didn't so much as watch game film while playing here, and he was still good enough to lead the team to the NFC Championship Game. Speaking of the NFC Championship Game, Troy's weekly calculations project the Falcons will need to beat Vick to get back to the Super Bowl.