Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) and tackle Lane Johnson (65) react during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Vick takes responsibility for Eagles loss to Chiefs

The Philadelphia Eagles offense was grounded in Andy Reid’s return to Lincoln Financial Stadium thanks to five turnovers forced by the Kansas City Chiefs. Quarterback Michael Vick looked as sloppy as ever completing just over 40 percent of his passes and tossing two interceptions, along with a miscommunication on a snap that led to a fumble.

After the game, Vick spoke to the media and took sole responsibility for the team’s loss.

“You’ve got to make every play count, and I take sole responsibility for what happened tonight,” Vick said, via Reuben Frank of “I didn’t get the tempo going, I didn’t move the ball the way we were supposed to move the ball, I didn’t get the guys going the way I was supposed to get the guys going.

“They were just the better team tonight. We didn’t execute at all on offense. We didn’t do the things we’re typical and we’re capable of and it hurt our football team tonight.”

It’s good to see Vick step up in this case, but he can’t shoulder all of the blame.

The Chiefs defense looked great and it is hard to come from behind when your offense is only on the field for just over 20 minutes. For the defense, that is a less than ideal situation, so the Eagles offense needs to step up and take better care of the ball moving forward.

“We had the turnover, we get a score, we come back, we have good field position, we have another turnover, we’re moving the ball and we have another turnover,” Vick said. “It’s hard to get into a rhythm [like that]. Next thing you know, it’s halftime. The good thing is, we know exactly why we didn’t play the type of game we wanted to play.”

After the first three games of the Chip Kelly era, the Eagles sit at 1-2 and the fan base is already starting to panic.

To make things worse, the Eagles travel to Denver next week to take on the Broncos, so they better use their ten days off to find a way to rest up and take better care of the ball.

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