NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has recently stated that Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will be eligible to play by the third week of the 2009 NFL regular season. “Hopefully we can have a success story here, which would be good for society in general,” said Goodell. “He’s realistic about the challenges ahead, and anxious to play football.”
The Eagles are set to match up with the New York Jets for their last preseason game before they open up the regular season in Charlotte against the Carolina Panthers on September 13th. Vick will be able to officially take the field on September 20th when his team hosts the New Orleans Saints in Philadelphia.
Get your Philadelphia Eagles tickets here at AceTicket.com!
Quarterback/utility specialist Michael Vick made his debut last night in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform as they went on to barely edge out the Jacksonville Jaguars 33-32. In the short period of time he played he completed all four of his attempted short passes for nineteen yards. The half empty Stadium in Philadelphia shared minimal protests and some fans were left wanting more, chanting “we want Vick” after he left the game. “It’s been a long journey for me,” said Vick. “I just want to do it right this time around.”
With Vick on the roster head coach Andy Reid can certainly afford to get more creative with his offense. Last night we saw Vick and starting QB Donovan McNabb both line up at the receiver spot at different points in the game. Before the game that day Vick was spending his time in court, where a federal judge approved his six-year plan to repay creditors $20 million and emerge from bankruptcy.
The Eagles have one more preseason game against the New York Jets before heading to Carolina to face the Panthers for their season opener September 13th. They will then have a three game home stand for the rest of September, hosting the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Philadelphia Eagles tickets are now available with us at Aceticket.com!
Quarterback Michael Vick has just recently signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. The contract states that the first year of the deal is for $1.6 million with an option heading into the second year for $5.2 million. Before convicted in August of 2007, Vick at one point was the highest paid player in the NFL. After serving time in jail, his suspension was rightfully lifted by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Eagles head coach Andy Reid is looking forward to having Vick join training camp. He and starting quarterback Donovan McNabb assure that there will be no QB controversy. “I pretty much lobbied to get him here,” McNabb said. “I believe in second chances and what better place to get a second chance than here with this group of guys. He’s no threat to me, not for Kolb. We had the opportunity to add another weapon to our offense.” The Eagles will travel to Atlanta against Vick’s former team (Falcons) on Sunday, December 6th.
Philadelphia Eagles tickets are now available!
Tom Brady’s return to the gridiron was nothing short of successful in last night’s preseason contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. He racked up 100 yards passing with two touchdowns to one interception. Brady along with other New England starters left the game with an impressive 21-6 lead going into the second half. The game ended 27-25 in favor of the Patriots, after an impressive comeback by the Eagles in the third quarter.
Staff and fellow players are more than thrilled to see their star quarterback fully recovered. “I thought he was sharp,” said tight end Chris Baker who caught both TD passes from Brady. “He went out there and moved us up and down the field and put some points on the board.”
The Patriots are more than ready to take on the NFL this season and make their way back into the Super Bowl. Their next preseason game is scheduled for Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 pm against the Cincinnati Bengals.
All regular season New England Patriots tickets are now available!
Last Monday Marvin Harrison made it clear to the Colts organization that he refuses to take a pay cut, which ultimately resulted in his release. The only agreement they could come to was for Harrison to become a free agent. The Colts found his requests too expensive as he is now 36 years old and coming off one of the least productive seasons in his career.
Harrison is 2nd in the NFL?s all time receptions list with 1,102. He and Colts long time Quarter Back Peyton Manning is arguably the best combo to play the game. Together they have more completions, yardage, and touchdowns than any other combination in NFL history.
Indianapolis fans will be disappointed knowing Harrison is one of the most popular and successful Colts to play in the last decade. According to speculations he may look to play back where he grew up in Philadelphia alongside former college teammate Donovan McNabb.
Sign up now to be notified when Indianapolis Colts tickets are available!
The second round of the 2008-2009 NFL playoffs is over!
Saturday, January 10th
Baltimore 13 – Tennessee 10: Baltimore stunned the Titans, after a controversial first down. With the play clock seemingly expired, Baltimore made a first down followed by a Rob Bironas field goal to lock up the win.
Arizona 33 – Carolina 13: Jake Delhomme’s five interceptions put the game out of reach for the Panthers.
Sunday, January 11th
Philadelphia 23 – New York Giants 11: Donovan McNabb and the Eagles overcame a 92-yard showing by Brandon Jacobs to move on to the NFC Championship game.
Pittsburgh 35 – San Diego 24: Willie Parker had a monster day, racking up 146 yards and two touchdowns. San Diego was without star running back LaDanian Tomlinson again.
Championship Week Schedule:
Sunday January 18th. 3:00pm
Philadephia @ Arizona6:30pm
Baltimore @ PittsburghNFL Playoff Tickets are available now!
The first round of the NFL Playoffs are over, and the divisional round match-ups are set.
Saturday, January 3rd
Arizona 30, Atlanta 24
The slumping Cardinals beat the surging Falcons to move to the divisional round for only the second time in a decade.
San Diego 23, Indianapolis 17 (OT)
Peyton Manning and the Colts have been knocked off in the first round of the playoffs for the sixth time in their last eight appearances.
Sunday January 4th
Baltimore 27, Miami 9
Chad Pennington threw four interceptions right to the solid Baltimore defense. The Ravens even managed to block the PAT on Miami’s only touchdown.
Philadelphia 26, Minnesota 14
Brian Westbrook’s highlight-reel 71 yard reception put the Eagles out of reach.
Divisional Week Matchups
Saturday January 10th
4:30pm – Baltimore at Tennessee8:15pm – Arizona at Carolina
Sunday January 11th
1:00pm – Philadelphia at Giants4:45pm – San Diego at PittsburghNFL Playoff Tickets are available now!
After Sunday’s convincing win over the Dallas Cowboys the New York Giants stand alone in first place in the NFC East. The 35-14 victory put the Giants at 7-1 on the year. The Redskins’ loss on Monday night put Washington 2 games behind in the loss column. The Giants are by no means in the clear for winning the division however. They have four NFC East matchups remaining in the 2nd half of the year. They will play the Eagles twice and the Redskins and Cowboys once more. While many expected the Giants to get back to the playoffs this year, few expected them to stand at 7-1 at the midway point.
The Giants have won with both offense and defense. They have the most points for in the NFC East with 226 while giving up the fewest points against with 129.
The Giants will be at Philadelphia on 11/9 to play the Eagles.
New York Giants tickets are available for all remaining games.
Three weeks into the 2008 NFL Pre-Season, the defending AFC Champion New England Patriots find themselves with a 0-3 record after falling to the Philadelphia Eagles 27-17 Friday night at Gillette Stadium. In a game that appeared closer then it was, the Patriots were never able to get it going offensively while they also struggled with their special teams defensive unit, allowing two returns for touchdowns in under a two minute span to end the first half.
The Eagles jumped out first scoring a field goal in their first possession, a David Ackers kick from 24-yards, put them ahead 3-0 with 8:17 remaining in the first quarter of play. The Patriots were only able to pick up one first down in the first quarter which came on a 22-yard scramble by back up QB Matt Cassel. Besides this run, Cassel had an awful night, again failing to lead his team to a TD scoring drive for the third straight game.
Cassel did “some good things, some could have been done better,” Head Coach Bill Belichick said. “Protection at times was a problem.”
On the other side of the field, veteran QB Donovan McNabb looked sharp completing 13 of 17 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown, all coming in the first half.
“My confidence comes from how the team feels and I think the team is really on a high right now,” McNabb said.
The Eagles ended the half with a bang by scoring two touch downs on kick returns, one of a 101 kickoff return by Quintin Demps and the other on a 76 yard punt return by DeSean Jackson to pull away 24-3.
In the second half, the Patriots looked a little better on the offensive end behind the lead of third string QB Matt Gutierrez. He completed 14 of 20 passes and threw two touchdown passes to make the score a respectable 27-17, but this was all against the Eagles second team defensive unit.
“Matt did a good job of leading the team,” Belichick said of Gutierrez. “He hung in there well.”
With the loss, Patriots fans are growing a little nervous because they have yet to see their superstar QB, Tom Brady, in action during any of the pre-season. The reigning NFL MVP has been nursing a foot injury and has only recently begun to practice again with the team. He insists he will be ready to go for the Week 1 of the NFL regular season when the Patriots play the Kansas City Chiefs at home.
“I’ve only been here two games and things haven’t been good,” said Patriots safety John Lynch, who signed after being released by Denver. “I don’t think you put too much stock on results, but we’ve still got to regroup.”
The Patriots will have one more opportunity to try and figure things out before the regular season kicks off in two weeks this coming Thursday when they face the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants in a rematch of last years Super Bowl at Giant Stadium.
Whenever an NFL team goes an entire pre-season without posting a win, it’s natural for their fans to panic but in reality, the games do not count and the real purpose of these games is to find what lineups work well together on the field. There’s no need to bail on the 2008-2009 Patriots team just yet, they’ve got a lot of football ahead of them and line backer Heath Evans put it best when he said, “I know one thing, we’re a Bill Belichick-coached football team and we’re going to find a way to get better.”