Michael Vick Only 4th Player With 4 Pass TD, 2 Rush TD in Same Game Since Merger
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick had a record setting day on Monday in the Eagles' 59-28 blowout of the Washington Redskins. Vick passed for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns on 28 attempts and accounted for 8 carries, 80 yards and two scores on the ground. It is only the fourth time in post-merger NFL history that a player has scored 4 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns in a game.
According to Playerfilter, the 4 pass TD, 2 rush TD feat has not been accomplished since Jeff Garcia did it seven years ago as a San Francisco 49er, defeating the Cardinals 50-14 in Week 14 of the 2003-04 season. Until Garcia did it in 2003, it had been twenty years since Bill Kenney had achieved the same numbers as Chiefs quarterback, although Kansas City lost 48-51 to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 13 of the 1983-84 season.
Although Vick's rushing numbers dominate the other three games (10 Y/A), Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple actually had a statistically superior passing game when he first achieved the six TD cocktail in a 48-17 victory over the Chicago bears in 1981-82 Week 7. Hipple had 25 attempts and 336 yards (13.4 Y/A) versus Vick's 28 attempts and 333 yards (11.9 Y/A).
Vick's play set records in fantasy league scoring as well.