Eagles nominated for ESPY award

A few days after Michael Vick took home the award for “Best Male Athlete” at the BET Awards, the whole Eagles team is close to winning an award themselves.

No, not the Lombardi Trophey.

The Eagles were nominated for “Best Game” for their 28 point miracle come back against the New York Giants, which was capped off with DeSean Jacksons miracle punt return.

DeSean Jackson caps off Miracle at the New Meadlowlands

The Eagles should have a pretty good chance of bringing home the hardware, as the others games nominated were hardly special. Auburn over Alabama in the Iron Bowl, Butler over Pittsburgh in the NCAA tournament, and Oklahoma City over Memphis in triple over time are the other games nominated for the award.

While everyone will always point to Michael Vick’s amazing performance against the Washington Redskins as his best game of the year, it was this game that solidified him as MVP candidate and showed how he can single handedly win the game. Here was his line:  21/35, 242 yds passing, 3 TD, 10 carries, 130 yds rushing, 1 TD.

After re-watching the high lights, it is amazing to think how many things had to go right for the Eagles to win this one. LeSean McCoy’s pick up of the blitz on Vick’s touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin. Riley Cooper catching David Akers perfect onside kick (yet another reason resigning Akers is a smart move.) Trevor Laws coming up with the biggest play of his career with the sack of Eli Manning with less then a minute to play.

For those itching for some football, here are some high lights from the game.


Punt Return:

Post Game Celebration:


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