Happy Birthday! Vick’s best plays with the Atlanta Falcons

Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NFLPhotoLibrary)
Michael Vick, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Joe Murphy/NFLPhotoLibrary) /
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This was Vick in another bird uniform. But that night, as a Falcons fan or a Vick fan, you couldn’t help but smile and wonder and cheer with the show he put on during Monday Night Football.

It was 2010 and he led the Eagles against the Redskins. First play of the game, from the 12 yard line, Vick drops a BOMB. An 88 yard touchdown pass to Desean Jackson.

His next score, a nifty juke in the open field to run it in. Then a shovel pass, a 48 yard deep shot, and a six yard touchdown run… all in the first half.

The game was well in hand at that point, then in the second half a three yard laser for another score. Not to mention, this game came against Donovan McNabb who had twice ousted Vick in the playoffs.

It was a proud moment for true fans. A redemption of sorts. A flashback to the past. And a reminder of the special talent we had been privy to in the year prior. And simple reminder of what pure excitement and unbelievable skill could be honed to accomplish if only the work ethic had been there all alone.

dark. Next. Julio is aging like a fine wine to the Atlanta Falcons benefit

Six touchdowns in one game, on the road, when the lights were brightest. A time when Vick knew how to shine. So to the man that electrified so many crowds and seemingly willed his team to Vicktory, happy birthday.