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Tim Tebow, Mike Vick Notable In Week 15

Outside the NFC West, which was completely shut out once again, the NFL saw some fascinating quarterback play in Week 15. (Inside the NFC West, it was too dark to read.) Tim Tebow, who pisses people off like no other quarterback in the NFL without a dog-fighting conviction, ran 40 yards on a third-and-24 for a touchdown on the first rushing attempt of his first start, and then one drive later threw a 33 yard touchdown pass to Brandon Lloyd. Tebow ended yesterday's game with his future no clearer than it was a week ago—he was good, but how many quarterbacks find their value shaped this way? Inaccurate but inaccurate deep, for a high yards-per-attempt; eight rushes for 78 yards while he was at it. 

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Okay, okay, I guess there's Michael "I guess you can call me Mike" Vick, circa 2002. After struggling in the first half Vick, who pisses people off like no other quarterback in the NFL with a dog-fighting conviction, was instrumental in the Philadelphia Eagles' second-half comeback, passing for two touchdowns and running for a third in the last eight minutes of their 38-31 win over the New York Giants

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But the most impressive thing in that game, to be honest, was David Akers's onside kick, which was a thing of beauty. Somewhere out there an 11-year-old whose brothers are all long-snappers, punters, and left-handed relief pitchers saw that onside kick and realized his true calling. 

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