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Michael Vick or Matt Ryan: Who would you want as your QB? [Poll]

September 19, 2011 |  8:12 am

Michael Vick returned to the Georgia Dome on Sunday to face his former team, the Atlanta Falcons, as the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles (in case you hadn't heard).

Some fans wore Falcons jerseys with Vick's old No. 7 and some wore Ryan's No. 2 -- and they got the showdown they were looking for.

Ultimately, Ryan led the home team to a 35-31 victory, completing 17 of 28 passes for 195 yards and throwing for a career-high four touchdowns, including two to Tony Gonzalez. But the current Falcons quarterback also threw a pair of interceptions.

Vick completed 19 of 28 for 242 yards and two touchdowns in addition to rushing six times for 25 yards. But he also threw an interception and lost two fumbles before leaving the game in the third quarter with what's now being called a concussion.

So Ryan won this particular showdown, at least on the scoreboard, but who would you rather have as your team's quarterback? Vote in the poll and then leave a comment explaining your reasoning.


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Photo: A sign at Sunday night's Eagles-Falcons game at the Georgia Dome shows support for both Michael Vick and Matt Ryan. Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images