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Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 10/16/2011

Michael Vick left game because he had dirt in his eyes

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said that he left the game on the hit from LaRon Landry because he had dirt in his eyes and couldn’t see.

“For some reason it got through the shield. I guess it came up under my helmet,” the quarterback said. “But it was no big deal. I just wanted to get myself together for the second half.”


Redskins safety LaRon Landry hits Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, forcing him from the game for one series. (Jonathan Newton - WASHINGTON POST)
With 8:34 left in the third quarter, Vick picked up five yards, but received a crushing blow from Landry. Vick had to be helped off the field, but according to the quarterback, he wasn’t woozy, as he appeared to be.

“I thought he was out myself, just figured, ‘OK, he’s out of there.’” Landry said. “But he was back in there, he’s a fighter.”

Vince Young took the field and scrambled for two yards on his first play, then got hit by Landry as he unleashed a pass and had it intercepted by DeAngelo Hall.

Rex Grossman threw an interception two plays later, and Vick returned with his offense following that turnover.

Vick on the game completed 18 of 31 passes for 237 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

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