Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/23/12
Michael Vick: 4-for-7, 11 yards, 0 touchdowns, 0 interceptions, 62.2 rating (12 offensive plays).Nick Foles: 24-of-38, 361 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, 118.4 rating (roughly an entire game played overall).Obviously, these numbers are a bit deceiving. Vick’s 12 plays of offense were stunted not by poor play, but a pair of injuries (jamming a throwing finger in one game; a helmet shot to the ribcage the next).Foles’ impressive statistics come from having played a good chunk of action against Pittsburgh’s taxi squad (against whom he threw two homing-missile touchdown passes to Damaris Johnson and Mardy Gilyard), as well as a horde of Patriots’ backups. It’s not as if his success against the Steelers came with Troy Polamalu, Ryan Clark, and Ike Taylor patrolling the outfield.On Friday night, with Vick resting his bruised ribs, Foles will get a chance to play a Cleveland Browns starting defense that includes pass rusher Jabaal Sheard, expert press-corner Joe Haden, and multi-thre...
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