Round 2: Mike Vick Vs. Nick Foles
Aided by some solid protection up front, Foles started the opening drive 6-of-6 for 42 yards and had the offense on the doorstep. But on 2nd-and-3 from the Carolina 8-yard line, Foles bobbled the shotgun snap, was hit by Greg Hardy as he attempted to throw the ball away, and was intercepted in the back of the end zone by Josh Thomas.
Foles got the Eagles on the board the following series. Following a nasty 21-yard scamper by LeSean McCoy, Foles scrambled to his left, got a key block from Riley Cooper and ran it in from seven yards out.
He was in for two drives and a total of 17 snaps.
Vick took over with 14:06 remaining in the second and started out 4-of-4 for 43 yards, including a 15-yard strike to Emil Igwenagu over the middle that put the Eagles at midfield. Chris Polk fumbled it away on the next play.
Vick took the offense on a 7-play, 74 yard march the following possession, which ended with a one-yard McCoy TD run. He was again a perfect-4-of-4 on the drive. The highlight was a 22-yarder down the left side to Cooper. Vick made a shifty move to elude a defender, then flung it to the sliding receiver for a completion. Vick also ran twice on the drive for 20 yards.
The veteran QB’s perfect night was spoiled in the final moments of the quarter, when he chucked a Hail Mary that was picked by Josh Norman.
Vick was in for three drives and a total of 18 snaps.
Through two games, Vick is 13-of-15 for 199 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Foles is 11-of-14 for 96 yards with a rushing touchdown, an interception and a lost fumble.
Vick has been very sharp so far this preseason. It’s difficult to find much to complain about with his game to date, and his only turnover was on a jump ball at the end of the half. Foles has been pretty good at times, but has turned the ball over twice in four drives.
Vick has been the better quarterback in both games.