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QB Michael Vick - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-1, 215Born: 6-26-1980College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 1, pick 1

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Week 12: at Seattle Seahawks

All QB vs SEA

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Seattle is always a tough place to visit, and that is what the Steelers have to do Sunday afternoon. Ben Roethlisberger fought through his sore foot to come off the bench and win one for the home team two weeks ago (bombing the Browns for 22/33 for 379 yards passing, three TDs and one interception thrown). His favorite wide receivers feasted on the Browns during that one, with 10 targets for 6/178/1 going to Martavis Bryant and 14 for 10/139/2 flowing to Antonio Brown. Brown and Bryant owners love Roethlisberger and his passing arm. The Seattle pass D is ranked second in the NFL this year, averaging 207.2 net passing yards allowed, with 10 passing scores handed out but a mere four interceptions (tied for dead last in the NFL) and 25 sacks generated (tied for 11th in the NFL). They gave up 22/34 for 247 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions to Blaine Gabbert last week, though, and over the past four weeks the Seahawks have flown in the middle of the NFL flock, averaging 19.2 fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (19th in the NFL), allowing the ninth-least fantasy points to opposing wide receivers (18.6 per game on average) and have given up the 13th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends (9.4 per game on average). This is not a shut-down pass D entering December, but they are hard on opposing wideouts. This will be a tough matchup for Roethlisberger, but he's also probably your fantasy starter unless you are loaded up for bear at quarterback.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 6 vs ARI (3 / 8 / 6 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / 47 / 0 rush)

Michael Vick struggled during the first half. His default instinct was to tuck the ball and run on multiple plays. Vick had rushes of 8, 12, and 10 yards in the first half. He only threw a couple of passes and was lucky they were not intercepted. Early in the 3rd quarter, The Steelers ran a flea-flicker and Vick instantly took off for a 10 yard run when he saw an opportunity. The drive stalled after a field goal and Vick left the game to an alleged hamstring injury.

2015 Week 5 vs SD (13 / 26 / 203 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 24 / 0 rush)

Michael Vick completed two passes early and then struggled until late in the 4th quarter. His timing was off with his receivers and he threw multiple passes that should have been intercepted. On the second play from scrimmage, Vick rolled out on a play-action pass and completed a 26 yard reception to Heath Miller. Late in the 1st quarter on a 3rd and 5, Vick found Antonio Brown on a shallow crossing route for a 39 yard reception. On the final play before halftime, Vick threw up a hail mary pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey. The pass was underthrown and was intercepted in the front of the end zone. The Chargers dominated time of possession in the 3rd quarter. During the middle of the 4th quarter after a Chargers touchdown, Vick answered back on the next play from scrimmage. Vick went play-action as he rolled out of the shotgun and found Markus Wheaton wide open on a deep route for a 72 yard touchdown pass to tie the game. After a Chargers go-ahead field goal, Vick led the Steelers on a 12 play, 80 yard scoring drive to win the game. Early in the drive, Vick rolled out to the left and completed a 14 yard pass to Darrius Heyward-Bey. A couple of plays later on a 3rd and 6, Vick made an impact with his feet. The middle of the field opened up and Vick took off for a 25 yard run, his first rush of the game. Two plays later with 12 seconds left in the game, Vick found Heath Miller over the middle. Miller was tacked on the 1 yard line. Le'Veon Bell finished the drive but Vick's performance during the final two series helped win the game for the Steelers.

2015 Week 4 vs BAL (19 / 26 / 124 / 1 / 0 pass, 9 / 33 / 0 rush)

Michael Vick played conservatively and made sound decisions managing the game. He picked up yards on the ground on multiple occasions after the play broke down. After a three and out during the first series, Vick completed an 18 yard pass to Markus Wheaton during the second series. During the middle of the 2nd quarter, the Steelers offense started at the Baltimore 36 yard line after a turnover. Vick quickly went for a big play but threw an incomplete pass to Antonio Brown in the end-zone. The ball hit him in the hands and it was a difficult reception that Brown usually makes. During the middle of the 2nd quarter, Vick led the Steelers on a 67 yard scoring drive completing two short passes to Sammie Coates and Darrius Heyward-Bey. Late in the 2nd quarter, Vick completed two passes to Antonio Brown, for 8 and 16 yards, before the Steelers kicked a field goal. Early in the third quarter after a Ravens turnover, Vick threw his first touchdown pass as a Pittsburgh Steeler. The play was a 3rd and 5 from the Baltimore 9 yard line. Vick went play-action and threw a hard touchdown reception to Heyward-Bey in the left corner of the end zone. Vick took three sacks on the next two series which were both three and outs. In Overtime on a 4th and 2 from the Baltimore 39 yard line, Vick ran a designed quarterback run to the short side of the field. There was no room to run as he was stopped from picking up the first down. On the next series on a 1st and 10 from the Pittsburgh 41 yard line, Vick found Brown for a 17 yard comeback route. A few plays later on a 4th and 1 from the Baltimore 33 yard line, Vick was off target on an out-route to Brown. Vick didn't have a chance to set his feet as the pass was too high for Brown.

2015 Week 3 vs STL (5 / 6 / 38 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)

Michael Vick entered the game in the 3rd quarter after the Ben Roethlisberger injury. Vick was asked to hold the lead and get the Steelers out of St. Louis with a victory. During Vick's first full series, he lined up in the no huddle shotgun and completed a 20 yard jump ball to Le'Veon Bell. Later in the series, Vick lost the ball on a Robert Quinn sack but Bell picked up the fumble. Early in the 4th quarter on a 3rd and 2, Vick almost threw an interception when his timing was off with Antonio Brown.


Latest News

Steelers | Landry Jones has sprain (Mon Nov 16, 04:58 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones (ankle) is dealing with a severe low-ankle sprain.

Our View: Jones will get plenty of time to heal holding a clipboard on the sidelines. Michael Vick is expected to serve as the backup behind QB Ben Roethlisberger following the Steelers' bye week in Week 11.
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Steelers | Week 10 Inactives (Sun Nov 15, 11:50 AM) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have declared OT Byron Stingily, RB Isaiah Pead, LB James Harrison, TE Matt Spaeth, QB Michael Vick, SS Shamarko Thomas, LB Terence Garvin inactive for Week 10.

Our View: Ben Roethlisberger is active, but only as a backup.

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