VIDEO: Remembering When Michael Vick Led the Eagles to Victory Over the Giants in the Miracle at the Meadowlands

Zach Brunner
Remembering when Michael Vick led the Eagles in the "Miracle at the Meadowlands."
Remembering when Michael Vick led the Eagles in the "Miracle at the Meadowlands." /

There are many miraculous moments in sports that will live on forever. One of these moments is labeled the "Miracle at the Meadowlands," when Michael Vick led the Philadelphia Eagles against the New York Giants in one of the craziest fourth quarter comebacks you will see.

Down 31-10 with eight minutes remaining, Vick took the field at his own 35-yard line, ready to make some magic happen. With one play, he hit the big tight end Brent Celek down the field for the catch and run to the end zone.

The Eagles then pulled off the surprise onside kick, popping the ball into the air and catching the Giants off guard. It was an easy recovery by Philadelphia, who now started the drive in New York territory with seven minutes still on the clock.

Vick again made quick work of the Giants' defense, ducking a rusher and sprinting all the way to the 6-yard line. Only a couple plays later, Vick would take the quarterback keeper in for the touchdown, putting the Eagles down by just one score with 5:28 on the clock.

Philadelphia would get the ball back yet again, and Vick would continue to use his legs to lead the Eagles down the field for the game-tying score. With one minute left, Eli Manning would get stopped, forcing a punt with 14 seconds on the clock.

With a dangerous returner like DeSean Jackson back there, the only thing to do would be to punt the ball out of bounds and play prevent defense. However, the Giants kept the punt in play, and that's all she wrote.

Jackson would take the punt 65 yards to the house, completing one of the most improbable comebacks in sports history.

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