From Les Bowen:
But the Atlanta team the Eagles rolled over last season was banged up and disheartened. And I have to wonder if the way Reid let Vick roll up the score that day in the Georgia Dome really set all that well with Vick’s former teammates. Atlanta never wronged Vick or did anything that should make him want to seek revenge; in fact, it was the other way around, Vick’s prison term leaving the Falcons’ franchise briefly in ruins.
Bowen picks the Falcons to win 20-13 based largely on this revenge scenario. It is unfortunate that Michael Vick will not be playing in this one since it would have brought the story full circle. There’s a chance he could still get in the game, but it’s not likely, though Jason Kirk thinks Vick will find a way to make it happen.