Michael Vick was spot-on in his statement that the Philadelphia Eagles are not a "Dream Team." The saying, first spoken by Vince Young about two months ago, has haunted the team, as they dropped to 1-4 after a 31-24 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Vick struggled throughout the game, but he clearly wasn't the only problem. And most definitely all the blame cannot go towards him. There are many holes in this squad, and they're going to need to fix this now if they want to get a playoff-berth.

Vick was 26-of-40 for 315 yards with two touchdowns, but however, four picks. He would finish the game with a 66.1 rating. Vick also did have 90 rushing yards in the game, mainly off a huge 53-yard scamper. After the big run, Vick took the No. 1 spot on the all-time list for most rushing yards by a quarterback, passing by former Eagles' quarterback, Randall Cunningham.

But things weren't all that great. The Eagles had a chance to come back into the game, kicking a field goal to be down 31-24. However, Vick threw a fourth and final interception with a little less than two minutes remaining -- and after that, it was just game over.

The Bills' number one goal was to contain Vick, and they surely got that job done.

"All week, we talked about getting after Vick," Buffalo linebacker Nick Barnett said, who had two of the Bills' four interceptions. "Containing Vick is a hard job for anybody. We were trying to make him uneasy, make him think too fast."

Barnett had an interception for a touchdown and the fourth and final one to end the game and to put the Bills up, 4-1, giving them the AFC East lead in the standings. On the final pick, Vick threw a pass to Jason Avant towards the sideline, but Drayton Florence got his hands on the ball, which tipped it and fell into Barnett's hands.

"The ball just popped right into my hands," Barnett said. "I tried to get me another touchdown, but I don't have that Deion Sanders speed."

But he did get those picks and showed off some of that playmaking ability in the game like Mr. Primetime used to do a decade ago -- no doubt about that.

The Eagles have now lost four in a row, the most since 2005 in a year where the Eagles missed the playoffs in a disappointing season. Nobody would expect Philly to turn out like this.

"Sitting at 1-4, there's really not too much you can say whether you're a good team or a bad team," Vick said. "I know I have a lot of confidence in these guys. We just have to keep fighting."

Many have said that the Eagles are the Miami Heat of the NFL with all the superstars they have on their squad. What is funny is that the Heat started off the 2010-11 NBA season slow as well, but bounced back and was as strong as ever after the slow start in the regular season. As weird as the comparison is, maybe the Eagles could do the same and finish out the year with at least ten wins.

The Eagles were also burned on defense in the game by Fred Jackson, who had a total of 196 yards and a touchdown to help out big in the victory. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 21-of-27 for 193 yards with a touchdown and an interception to go for a 93.4 rating.

LeSean McCoy had 80 rushing yards and a touchdown. Avant had a big game, with nine catches for 139 yards. DeSean Jackson played well, too, with five catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Jeremy Maclin had 54 receiving yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles will now head to Washington next week to face the Redskins. They will be facing possibly the best team in the NFC East so far, surprisingly. The Eagles are going to need to play real well to break the slump.

It may not be a Dream Team anymore, but it's time to make this a playoff-team.

They are gonna have to prove that they are against Washington.


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