Vick is Steelers Digest Player of Week

Posted Oct 12, 2015

When the Steelers needed a touchdown drive, Mike Vick delivered for his team.


SAN DIEGO – This was they signed him, and when the game was on the line, Mike Vick found a way to deliver.

When the Steelers were trailing, 17-10, in the fourth quarter, Vick hooked up with Markus Wheaton on a double-move for the 72-yard touchdown that tied the game. Then with the Steelers needing a field goal to tie and about two minutes remaining, Vick directed the offense on a 12-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that made the Steelers 24-20 winners and sent tens of thousands of the team’s fans home extremely happy.

Vick finished the game 13-for-26 for 203 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and on the game-winning drive his 24-yard run converted a third-and-6 and put the ball at the Chargers 17-yard line.

Mike Vick is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Le’Veon Bell, who had 111 yards rushing on 21 carries and the game-deciding 1-yard touchdown, plus 4 catches for 16 more yards; Antwon Blake, who had a 70-yard pick-six in the second half to account for the Steelers’ first touchdown; Lawrence Timmons, who had nine tackles, including two for loss, and a pass defensed late in the fourth quarter; Jarvis Jones, who had five tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble that Shamarko Thomas recovered; Cam Heyward, who was credited with only one tackle but was in the Chargers backfield a good part of the night; and new kicker Chris Boswell, who made a 47-yard field goal, all three PATs, and had three of his four kickoffs go for touchbacks much to Jacoby Jones’ dismay.