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Rookie QB Joe Webb guided the Vikings to upset win over Eagles.
PHILADELPHIA – Considering everything else the Minnesota Vikings have endured this season, it was silly to think two extra days sitting around a hotel room would bring ’em down.
No way a determined rookie quarterback named Joe Webb was going to let that happen.
Webb threw for 195 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first career start filling in for an injured Brett Favre, and the lowly Vikings stunned Michael Vick and the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 in the NFL’s first Tuesday game since 1946. Read more.
I hate to offend BethB, but I love, love, love it when the underdogs win! How about you?
Michael Vick has been getting support from all sides during his road to redemption. He's now getting it from the leader of the free world.
NBC's Peter King reports that Barack Obama called Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie earlier this week to congratulate him for giving Vick a second chance after his release from prison. According to King, the president said that released prisoners rarely receive a level playing field and that Vick's story could begin to change that.
Forget your political allegiances or feelings about Michael Vick and take a step back to think about this. The sitting president of the United States went out of his way to publicly praise a man who, 3 1/2 years ago, many thought would never play again in the NFL. Even the most ardent believers in Vick couldn't have fathomed a turn-around like this. Read more.
What do you think of Michael Vick's road to redemption?
New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (88) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Mikell, right, during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia Sunday. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
- 1. In an odd twist, a New Yorker needs new jersey — JohnA.
- 2. A pair of disguised ‘super shoppers’ begin jostling for front door position at WalMart as ‘Black Friday’ nears!!! — Formerly Sandpoint.
- 3. Philadelphia Eagles safety Quintin Mikell, right, uses his “spidey power’ to cast a jersey/web onto NY Giant receiver — Gary D. Rhodes.
- HM: Kevin Taylor