NFL: Philadelphia 34, Houston 24

Dec. 2, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Michael Vick accounted for two fourth-quarter touchdowns Thursday that rallied Philadelphia to a 34-24 decision over Houston.

Vick completed 22-of-33 passes for 302 yards and two scores and ran 48 yards on 10 carries.

It was Vick's 2-yard touchdown run at the end of a 60-yard drive early in the fourth quarter that gave Philadelphia a 27-24 lead after Houston had gone in front with 14 third-period points.

The Texans were forced to punt on their next possession and Vick drove the Eagles 72 yards in eight plays, hitting Owen Schmitt with a 5-yard scoring pass that all but wrapped up the game with 4:18 remaining.

Philadelphia improved to 8-4 and took a half game lead at the top of the NFC East over the New York Giants. New York will host Washington Sunday.

Houston slipped to 5-7, a game-and-a-half behind Indianapolis and Jacksonville in the AFC South.

The Eagles took a 20-10 halftime lead, their first touchdown coming on a 1-yard throw from Vick to LeSean McCoy to finish off an 88-yard drive that used up nearly half the first period.

Houston rallied in the third period on touchdown runs of 13 and 3 yards by Arian Foster. Matt Schaub completed 22-of-36 for 337 yards and a pair of first-half touchdowns.

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