The Eagles beat the Rams 31-13 Sunday in their season opener. The final score indicates it was a blowout, but the game was actually close the first half. A big reason why the Eagles didn’t run away with things early is because of the pressure the Rams’ defense put on quarterback Michael Vick.
Vick was 14-32 for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Many of his throws went for large chunks, but overall he was on the run for much of the game. He was sacked three times and hit 11 times according to ESPN, but he did run for 98 yards. Perhaps that’s why he said he played lights out. For anyone who watched the game, you noticed that the Eagles offensive line struggled. Philly head coach Andy Reid said after the game that was a tribute to St. Louis.