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Vick accounts for three scores, Eagles beat Texans

by Derrick Johnson on December 3, 2010

With another dominant performance and a timely comeback, Michael Vick furthered his case for MVP on Thursday night. Vick threw for 302 yards and accounted for three touchdowns as the Philadelphia Eagles downed the struggling Houston Texans 34-24 in front of 69,144 at Lincoln Financial Field.

The win pushed the Eagles to 8-4 and strengthened their hold on the NFC East. They are currently a half game ahead of the New York Giants, who play the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Behind two scores from LeSean McCoy, the Eagles jumped out to a quick 14-3 lead, and lead 20-10 at halftime. However, the Texans mounted a comeback and took a 24-20 lead in the third quarter after Arian Foster scored from 3 yards outs. The lead would be short lived, as Vick led a quick-scoring drive that was capped by a two-yard touchdown run with 13:07 remaining in the game to put the Eagles ahead to stay.

Vick's performance continues his impressive streak of game's this season. As the Eagles starter, the embattled quarterback is 5-1 and he has coaches around the league saying, at 31 and less than two years removed from serving 18 months in Leavenworth, he is better than ever. He has thrown 15 touchdowns and just two interceptions, he is also averaging more than 6 yards a carry.

"This young man is playing as good as anybody I've seen play in the NFL and I've been doing it for a while," Texans coach Gary Kubiak told The Associated Press. "He's special and we just tried to contain him, but obviously he still had a big night.

The loss drops the Texans just about out of playoff contention. At 5-7, the Texans have lost five of their last six games. They'll have to make up a lot of ground in the AFC in the hopes of entering the post-season for the first time in franchise history.

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