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Eagles' Michael Vick Confirms He's a Dog Owner Again

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite his attempt to shoot down the rumors, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has confirmed that he is a dog owner again.

Vick was incarcerated for 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges. He was released from prison in 2009, and that summer he wound up signing with the Eagles.

Since his release, Vick has been a staple in the Philadelphia community. He has worked with The Humane Society of the United States to speak out against animal cruelty. Vick has also made numerous appearances at local schools to speak to students about the dangers of dogfighting and being involved with dogfighting.

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," Vick said in a statement. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship wit animals. I want to ensure my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God's creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."

Vick was banned from owning a dog until his probation period had been completed. The Humane Socity declined to comment on Vick's ownership of a dog.

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Steelers Edge Eagles, 16-14

Leon Halip/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Philadelphia Eagles, 16-14 on Sunday on a 34-yard field goal as time expired by Shaun Suisham.  The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Pittsburgh and dropped the Eagles to 3-2.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 207 yards in the victory.  Michael Vick was 20 of 30 passes for 175 yards and two touchdown passes but his two fumbles were costly. 

"In the game of football you can't be perfect at every play," said Vick.  "You're not going to do everything right, if that was the case, I'd be standing here with a different set of emotions."

The Eagles had the lead with 6:33 left after Vick hit Brent Celek for a two-yard touchdown pass, but Pittsburgh drove 64 yards on the final drive to set up the Suisham game-winner.

The Steelers were coming off a last-second loss to the Oakland Raiders before their bye week.

"We had the ball last," said Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on the last drive.  "Sometimes it's whose got the ball last."

Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 81 yards with a touchdown on 14 carries in his first game of the season with the Steelers.  Antonio Brown had 86 yards on seven receptions in the victory.

Pittsburgh will have a short turnaround this week and will host the Titans on Thursday night.

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Eagles Sneak By Giants

Drew Hallowell/Philadelphia Eagles/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles keep finding ways to win close games. 

The Eagles captured their third come from behind win by defeating the New York Giants 19-17 on Sunday night. 

Lawrence Tynes had a chance to win it with 15 seconds left for the Giants (2-2), but missed a 54-yard field goal that sent the Eagles fans home happy. Tynes had two chances at it after Eagles coach Andy Reid called timeout in an attempt to ice the Giants kicker, but missed both kicks. 

LeSean McCoy ran for 123 yards for the Eagles (3-1), who played their first game without a turnover this season. "It's just the Giants and Eagles, this is what it comes down to," McCoy said. "Eventually our running game would crack it and that's what we did."

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick threw for a touchdown and ran for 49 yards to pace the Eagles offense, who trailed 17-16 after Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw a touchdown pass to Bear Pascoe with 6:45 remaining in the game. 

Vick would then drive the Eagles down the field and set up a 26-yard field goal from Alex Henry that would prove to be the game-winner.

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Andy Reid Sticking with Michael Vick

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid still has faith in quarterback Michael Vick after the team fell to the Cardinals 27-6 on Sunday.

"Michael's our quarterback. Period. Michael's our quarterback. Listen, does he need to get better? Do we all need to get better? Yes. We're all going to do that," Reid said on his radio show on 94WIP in Philadelphia.

Three games into the 2012 season, Vick is 69-125 with 905 yards, only three touchdowns, and has thrown six interceptions.

"Right now we're with Michael (Vick), and that's what we're doing. We'll evaluate as we go," Reid said.

The Eagles have backup quarterback Nick Foles in the wings, but Reid hasn't considered giving Foles more snaps in practice just yet. "No, not right now," he said.

Vick's quarterback rating through three games is 38.8. The Eagles next opponent will be the New York Giants on Sunday night.

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Eagles Escape With 24-23 Win Over the Ravens

Rob Carr/Getty ImageIt wasn't pretty and it wasn't easy, but the Philadelphia Eagles are 2-0 to start the season after narrowly defeating the Baltimore Ravens 24-23.

Quarterback Michael Vick rallied his team back in the final minutes of the game for the second consecutive week. With 1:55 left in the game, Vick ran into the endzone from the Ravens' one-yard line to give the Eagles their first 2-0 start since 2004.

Turnovers were an issue for the Eagles despite the impressive win. The team committed four turnovers on Sunday. According to ESPN, they are just the fifth team over the last 50 years to go 2-0 despite turning the ball over at least four times in each of their two games.

"Just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach as far as how many times we turned the ball over in two games," Vick said after the game. We just have to do a better job at holding on to the football, I have to do a better job with my decision making and everything will work itself out."

Vick wound up throwing for 371 yards and ran for another 34. Running back LeSean McCoy ran for 81 yards and a touchdown. Tight End Brent Celek caught eight passes for 157 yards.

For the Ravens, quarterback Joe Flacco threw for 232 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Running back Ray Rice led the team with 99 rushing yards.

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Maker of Michael Vick's Flak Jacket Guarantees He Won't Get Hurt

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The health of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is a huge question mark for the team heading into the season. After suffering two injuries in two preseason games, Vick will wear a protective flak jacket to protect his injured ribs. The maker of the vest is very confident in his product.

"I guarantee he will not get hurt," Rob Vitto, the CEO of Unequal Technologies, told

According to Vitto, Unequal Technologies uses military grade, battle tested composite material that uses DuPont™ Kevlar® to protect athletes from suffering on-the-field injuries. Vitto also claims his product is light weight, and each rib protector weighs just three ounces.

"I'm looking forward to it ... to give me more protection and just to see what comes out of it," Vick told the Philadelphia Daily News. "It's going to be custom fitted and fitted to protect all across my sternum, across my ribs. I think it'll be a better fit."

As dynamic of a player Vick has been throughout his NFL career, health and durability have always been a concern. In his nine NFL seasons, Vick has played all 16 just one time.

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Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick Vows He'll Be Ready for Week 1

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has played in two preseason games so far and has suffered two injuries in the process. Despite suffering a rib injury in the team's most recent preseason contest, Vick says he'll be ready to go once the season starts.

Vick suffered bruised ribs against the New England Patriots when he was hit by linebacker Jermaine Cunningham in the first quarter. Even though he's feeling some pain, Vick told reporters that he is "doing good, feeling better," and that he has no doubt he'll be ready to play in the team's season opener against the Cleveland Browns on September 9.

"That was a pretty good shot he took." Eagles head coach Andy Reid told reporters. "It was in a soft spot, and a good shot he took."

The team will likely keep him out for the rest of the preseason.

In nine NFL seasons, Vick has played in all 16 games just one time and that was back in 2006.

Vick played in 13 games last season, but the Eagles missed the playoffs.

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Vick Knocked Out of Second Straight Game with Injury

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- For the second straight game Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's final play has resulted in injury.

Vick injured his ribs in the Eagles 27-17 win over the New England Patriots when he was hit by Patriots linebacker Jermaine Cunningham. The play, Vick's sixth of the game, resulted in Vick being sent for X-rays. The X-rays turned out negative but Eagle's receiver DeSean Jackson was worried it was much more when he saw Vick on the ground.

"In my mind I was like not again man," Jackson said. "Last year we dealt a lot of times with him (Vick) getting injured and things like that. He's such a huge part of our offense. Going back in there at halftime and checking him out was pretty cool. He was sore and bruised up a little bit and he was like, man, I can't keep taking hits like that. So hopefully we can protect him up a little better than that."

Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he's not worried if Vick doesn't play in the teams next game against Cleveland, but also commented that he would like to see him get some more game time.

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Vick to Miss Third Straight Game

Rob Carr/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who suffered two broken ribs Nov. 13 against the Arizona Cardinals, will miss Thursday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Vince Young, who threw for a career-high 400 yards in Sunday's home loss to the New England Patriots, will start in Vick's place.

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has also been ruled out of the game with a hamstring injury.

The Eagles are 4-7 this season.

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Eagles' Vick and Maclin Ruled Out For Sunday's Game Against Giants

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- If the Philadelphia Eagles want any hope of salvaging their season, they'll have to do it without some their best weapons on offense this week. The team announced that quarterback Michael Vick and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin will not play in the team's game Sunday night against the New York Giants.

Vick suffered two broken ribs last week in the team's 21-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It is believed Vick suffered the injury as early as the second play of the game, but he played for the entire game without disclosing the seriousness of the injury. Meanwhile, Maclin is dealing with multiple injuries to his shoulder and hamstring.

Vince Young is expected to make his first start for the Eagles at quarterback, while Riley Cooper is also expected to make his first start of the season in place on the injured Maclin.

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