Michael Vick was breathtaking in the national championship game for Virginia Tech.
He was coldly efficient outdueling Brett Favre in the playoffs at Lambeau Field for the Atlanta Falcons.
Vick became the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 300 yards and four touchdowns AND rush for at least 50 yards and two scores in leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 59-28 demolition of the Washington Redskins at Fed-Ex Field.
"I've had some great games in my day," Vick told reporters. "But I don't think I've had one quite like this one."
Vick's final numbers: 20-for-28 passing for 333 yards and four scores, 80 yards rushing on eight carries and two touchdowns. He has yet to throw an interception or lose a fumble this season in one of the most improbable comebacks in sports history, from prison to MVP candidate.
Nine games into the season, Vick is the only starting quarterback without a pick, and his 115.1 passer rating leads the NFL. His highest previous rating for an entire season as a starter is 81.6 in 2002.
Most important, the Eagles (6-3) have not lost a game in which Vick started and finished. They share the NFC East lead with the New York Giants, a tie that will be broken when the teams collide Sunday night in Philadelphia.
Vick arched an 88-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson on the first play from scrimmage and the rout was on with Philadelphia scoring 45 first-half points against the embarrassingly inept Washington defense.
The four touchdown passes equal Vick's career-high, set against Pittsburgh in 2006. His 333 yards passing are just shy of his personal-best 337 against Detroit in 2002, his second professional season.
That was also the season in which Vick and the Falcons became the first road team to ever win a playoff game at Green Bay's Lambeau Field with a 27-7 victory over Favre's Packers.
Also Monday, Vick passed Hall of Famer Steve Young as the NFL's No. 2 all-time rushing quarterback. He has 4,315 yards, trailing only Randall Cunningham's 4,928.
Fittingly, Vick's epic performance came with Young in attendance as part of ESPN's broadcast team. Young has been a mentor to Vick, schooling him on the nuances of blending his unique running and passing skills.
Much, much more on Vick online as the day progresses and in Wednesday's DP print edition.
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