Taking A Look At Quarterback Michael Vick’s Ten 100 Yard Rushing Games


Michael Vick, thanks mostly to off the field issues, had a very controversial NFL career. No one can dispute though that he was an incredible athlete. In a league where the quarterback’s primary responsibility was to throw the ball, Vick came in and showed just how much a QB could run too.

Prior to him, a quarterback topping the 100 yard rushing mark was a true oddity. In the 25 years before his arrival in the league, Randall Cunningham had done it three times, Kordell Stewart and Donovan McNabb had each done it twice, and it had been accomplished once each by Aaron Brooks, Steve Young, and (amazingly) Vinny Testaverde. Enter, Michael Vick. By the time he was done, he had done it ten different times himself.

Here is a look at Michael Vick’s ten 100 yard rushing games:

Dec 1, 2002 – Atlanta vs. Minnesota

Michael Vick’s first 100 yard rushing game came early in his second season when he carried the ball 10 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns. The Falcons won this game in overtime on a 46 yard rushing touchdown by Vick. That was his second rushing TD of the game that day. This was his only 100 yard rushing performance where he would score more than one touchdown. Vick’s 173 rushing yards here was the most rushing yards he would ever gain in a game.

Dec 7, 2003 – Atlanta vs. Carolina

A little over a year after doing it for the first time, Michael Vick broke the 100 yard rushing mark for a second time in another overtime win, this time against the Panthers. Vick tied up the game in the fourth quarter with a one yard touchdown run and Kevin Mathis won it in overtime with an interception return for a score. Vick finished the game with 14 carries for 141 yards and a touchdown.

Sept 19, 2004 – Atlanta vs. St. Louis

Michael Vick’s third 100 yard rushing game came early in 2004 in a win over the Rams when he carried the ball 12 times for 109 yards. This was his first 100 yard rushing game without a rushing touchdown.

October 31, 2004 – Atlanta vs. Denver

A little over a month later, Michael Vick topped the 100 yard rushing mark for the second time in a season when he ran the ball 12 times for 115 yards and no touchdowns in a win on the road against the Broncos. He also passed for 252 yards that day. This would be his highest passing yards total in a game in which he ran for over 100 yards.

November 21, 2004 – Atlanta vs. New York Giants

Michael Vick broke the 100 yard rushing barrier for the third time in the 2004 season when he carried the ball 15 times for 104 yards and no touchdowns.

September 17, 2006 – Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay

After not rushing for 100 or more yards in a game in the 2005 season, Michael Vick came back with a vengeance in 2006. In an early season win over the Buccaneers, he carried the ball 14 times for 127 yards and one touchdown.

October 1, 2006 – Atlanta vs. Arizona

Two weeks later, in a win over the Cardinals, Michael Vick did it again. This time he barely broke the barrier when he ran the ball 11 times for 101 yards and no touchdowns.

November 26, 2006 – Atlanta vs. New Orleans

In the 11th game of the 2006 season, Michael Vick broke the 100 yard rushing mark for the third time in the season when he ran the ball 12 times for 166 yards and no touchdowns.

September 12, 2010 – Philadelphia vs. Green Bay

After being out of football due to legal issues, Michael Vick returned to the NFL in 2009 with the Philadelphia Eagles. In week one of the 2010 season, in a loss to the Packers, he carried the ball 11 times for 103 yards and no touchdowns.

December 19, 2010 – Philadelphia vs. New York Giants

Michael Vick pass the 100 yard rushing mark in a game for the 10th and final time of his career in the 14th game of the 2010 season, a win over the Giants. This made New York the only team that Vick would accomplish this feat more than once against. He carried the ball 10 times that day for 130 yards and a touchdown.

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