LANDOVER, Md. Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles embarrassed the Washington Redskins, spoiling Donovan McNabbs big contract day with a 59-28 victory Monday night.
Vick completed his first 10 passes and finished 20 for 28 for 333 yards with four touchdowns. He also ran eight times for 80 yards and two scores, moving past Steve Young and into second place in NFL history for yards rushing by a quarterback.
In the first two quarters alone, Vick went 14 for 18 for 264 yards and three TD passes, and ran six times for 66 yards and two TDs, helping the Eagles score 45 points in that span to top the franchise mark of 42 points in a half.
McNabb threw three interceptions through three quarters, including two to Dimitri Patterson, who returned one 40 yards for a TD. McNabb mostly handed off in the first quarter to backup running back Keiland Williams, starting because of injuries to Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain.
Philadelphia led 28-0 after the first quarter, the biggest lead for a road team after one period in NFL history, according to STATS LLC. Vick was 8 for 8 for 181 yards passing, along with three runs for 26 yards in the quarter. That allowed him to move past Steve Young and into second place in NFL history for yards rushing by a quarterback, behind only former Eagles QB Randall Cunningham.
McNabb and the Redskins did awaken a bit in the second quarter but only after they were already behind 35-0. McNabb completed two passes longer than 70 yards that set up two short TD tosses.
Of Philadelphias six first-half TDs, the only one Vick didnt account for was the fourth, a 50-yard run by Jerome Harrison with a little under two minutes left in the first quarter.
Earlier, Jorrick Calvin bobbled the opening kickoff, leaving Philadelphia to start at its own 12, and Vick rolled to his left on first down with plenty of time to find an open receiver. His pass hit Jackson in stride at the Washington 35, and when safety LaRon Landry fell down, the receiver sauntered in, high-stepping backward before emphatically spiking the ball in the end zone.
Philadelphias next possession was capped by Vicks first rushing TD, a 7-yarder. After that, he had his right ankle taped on the sideline, but he didnt miss a beat or any plays.
Washingtons second possession ended with McNabb being picked off by rookie seventh-round draft pick Kurt Coleman, who started in place of injured free safety Nate Allen.
The Eagles made it 21-0 on Vicks 11-yard scoring pass to LeSean McCoy, before Harrisons run padded the lead.
On the first play of the second quarter, Vick connected with Jeremy Maclin on a 48-yard touchdown pass.