- 12/22/2010, 10:57AM ET
HQQD said 12/22, 10:57 AM
First of all, it's a privilege to do a throwdown with you sir.
I hate to say it, but I've got to be sincere and am going to pick a game in which this player passed for a QB rating of 150, threw for 4 touchdowns with well over 330 yards, ran for a ridiculous 10 yards per carry that tallied a total of 80 yards in rushing alone.
Oh, and let's not forget the 2 rushing touchdowns. This player helped his team score 36 points, with his arm and legs. That's well over 400 total yards from one player, tremendous.
He was the total package on that particular Sunday. Showed what a true talent he really is and what he is capable of and then some. This is based on performance on the field, and Michael Vick deserves a tip off the hat for this highlight reel. Mixed up the pass by having 4 wide receivers go over 50 yards in receiving and helped his offense line by scrambling when he needed to.
There have been many great single performances by other players this season. But based on the numbers and redzone scoring of touchdowns and not field goals in this particular game, Vick was definitely on fire as the Eagles won over the Redskins 59-28.
(Un) said 12/22, 07:46 PM
IMO, the best single-game performance of 2010 came against the Philadelphia Eagles. Not for them.
Kenny Britt - Week 7
Unlike Vick's MNF game, a lot of people across the nation didn't get to watch Kenny Britt humiliate Philadelphia's secondary. So I'll break down Britt's performance by catch. Keep close watch on Tennessee's scoreboard.
26 yard touchdown
Scoreboard: PHI 3 - TEN 7
Catch #2 and #3
34 yard first down
6 yard first down
Both catches came on the same field goal scoring drive
Scoreboard: PHI 16 - TEN 10
80 yard touchdown
Scoreboard: PHI 19 - TEN 17
42 yard first down
This catch was on a field goal scoring drive
Scoreboard: PHI 19 - TEN 20
Catch #6 and #7
21 yard first down
16 yard touchdown
Both catches were on the same drive
Scoreboard: PHI 19 - TEN 27
Kenny Britt helped the Titans to their first 27 points of the game. Which was more than they needed to win the game. Britt single-handedly defeated the Eagles.
I'll use my second argument to explain why this was more impressive than Vick's performance.
HQQD said 12/23, 10:38 AM
Another gem this season put out by Kenny Britt, his performance deserves to be mentioned. Another one that I strongly considered was Arian Foster's breakout performance against the Colts.
But I have to stick with Vick's outstanding feats versus an always tough Division rivalry with the Redskins. Vick started the game against the Redskins in week 4 & injured his ribs & chest in the 1st quarter. Vick watched as his team was beaten.
The 2nd game with the Redskins was very important. It was a statement game for the Eagles to justify the team's decision to let McNabb go and start in a new direction. A win over his predecessor, McNabb, would give the Eagles & Reid the reassurance about their decision to let McNabb go.
Surprisingly in only his 2nd gm back from injury, Vick connected on 10 straight passes while distributing them to 7 different receivers. What is also remarkable is that the Eagles do not have tall WRs, only their TE and FB are taller than 6'. Vick gave the fans something special to watch & entertained us all with his unique skill sets that only he can do on the field. It also exemplified that Vick is an important cog in the Eagles success this season.
(Un) said 12/23, 03:31 PM
There are several reasons why I believe Kenny Britt's performance was more impressive than Michael Vick's.
1. Supporting Cast
Philadelphia has possibly the most explosive offense in the NFL. Here's a quick look at their arsenal of weapons:
- DeSean Jackson
- Jeremy Maclin
- LeSean McCoy
On Vick's big night all of these guys were playing at the top of their game. Even back-up runningback Jerome Harrison put up 100+ yards on Washington's defense.
In comparison, in Week 7 Kenny Britt was the only offensive player Tennessee could rely on. Philadelphia had shut down runningback Chris Johnson (held to 2.8 YPC), and all but eliminated every other Titan receiver. For example, take a look at Kerry Collins stat sheet:
Kerry Collins with Kenny Britt
Kerry Collins without Kenny Britt
2. Tennessee would have lost this game without Britt
Britt dragged the Titans out of a nine-point scoreboard deficit in the 4th Quarter.
3. Britt sat out the 1st Quarter
- Due to disciplinary action
- He dominated the game with just three quarters of play.
HQQD said 12/24, 12:19 PM
I disagree with your assessment. When Kevin Kolb was the QB the Eagles offense didn't play well enough to live to their potential. Back to the 1st gm against the Redskins, Jackson had 19 yrds, Maclin 15. The Eagles so called best WR went no where in stats without Vick at QB, no Vick equals little success.
Best single-game performance in the NFL in 2010 was in full display on Monday Night Football, 1 game to watch only. The pressure of battling your rival & dispelling a majority of questions that fans of football had about the Eagles & Vick's status.
Nothing against Britt, but everyone knows that stopping Chris Johnson of the Titans is priority number 1 & that the Eagle's pass defense isn't even in the top 20. In Vick's case, he is the leader of the offense & carried more responsibilities & pressure to perform at a high level every time he steps onto the field.
That Monday night was a huge win, but more importantly, Vick showed great balance as a QB (150 Rating) & as an athlete that can help a weak offense line coverup it's flaws. Having a hand in scoring 36 pts will always be better than just 18 pts. Playing on MNF & hanging 59 pts is more memorable.
(Un) said 12/24, 08:31 PM
Yes, the Eagles entered the game focused on stopping Chris Johnson.
1. That's the front seven's job, not the cornerbacks. It has nothing to do with Kenny Britt.
2. Do you really think the Eagles defense was more focused on Johnson than Britt as the game wore on?
225 Receiving yards - this was the biggest receiving game any player has ever had against the Philadelphia Eagles in the 78-year history of the franchise. It's not just a gaudy stat. It's a record.
Okay so the Eagles don't have the best defense. But they're far from last...
Do you know who has the worst ranked defense in the NFL? The Washington Redskins rank dead last in total yards allowed.
We're talking about the NFL's most explosive offense (Eagles) dominating what is arguably the worst defense in the league (Redskins).
Impressive stats? Yes. But let's keep it in perspective. The #1 offense beat up the #32 defense. Vick was simply the centerpiece in what was guaranteed to be a laugher.
Comparing Vick's performance vs Kevin Kolb's is ridiculous at best. The Eagles have had a completely different offense with Vick at the helm - they don't even run the same plays with Vick.
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