Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Eagles Edge Ravens Vick Rallies Team for a Second Time against Division Foe

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Eagles Edge Ravens Vick Rallies Team for a Second Time against Division Foe

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With the game on the line, Michael Vick made all the right decisions -- again.

Vick scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:55 left, helping the Philadelphia Eagles overcome a slew of turnovers to beat the Baltimore Ravens, 24-23, Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia for their second comeback win in a row.

The Eagles are 2-0 for the first time since Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens led them to the Super Bowl in 2004. "In the moment, you have to be at your best," Vick said. "It's got to be an any- means-necessary mentality."

Rookie kicker Justin Tucker made field goals of 56, 51 and 48 yards for the Ravens, but Joe Flacco couldn't get Baltimore (1-1) in his range in the final minute. Tucker's 56-yard field goal tied Wade Richey for longest in Ravens history.

Flacco overthrew Ray Rice on fourth-and-1 from the Ravens 46, and the Eagles ran out the clock.

Vick threw four interceptions at Cleveland last week, but also rallied the Eagles to a 17-16 win.

He did it again, though the replacement officials almost made a costly mistake.

Down, 23-17, the Eagles started at their 20 with 4:43 left. Vick threw passes of 24 and 13 yards to Brent Celek. A 19-yard pass to Clay Harbor coupled with a roughing-the-passer penalty put the ball at the 3. Vick then threw incomplete as he was being hit by Haloti Ngata, but the play was ruled a fumble recovered by the Ravens. A replay overturned the call and Vick scored on the next play.

"There's some serious calls the refs missed," Baltimore's Ray Lewis said. "It's just the way it is, man, all around the league. ... But these are calls, with the regular refs, if they were here, we know the way the calls would be made."

The Eagles committed three turnovers in the red zone in the first half and lost two starting offensive linemen in the second. They have nine turnovers in two games, a major reason why they only have 41 points despite totaling 942 yards of offense. …

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