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Vick throws three interceptions in one half

Mike Tomlin, Michael Vick

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, left, greets Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) as the team’s warmup before an NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)


Michael Vick just doesn’t look the same after his interview with Will Leitch. Call it the GQ curse.

The Eagles quarterback completed only 5-of-12 passes for 47 yards in one half of work Thursday, with three passes caught by the Steelers. Vick seemed so frustrated after the last interception that he took on Troy Polamalu at full speed to tackle him.

(Vick’s form wasn’t ideal, but he was effective.)

Vick wasn’t alone in his struggles. The Steelers possessed the ball for over 23 minutes of the first half, racking up a 21-0 lead. Philly’s defense couldn’t get off the field on third down. New Pittsburgh pickup Jerricho Cotchery had two grabs, including a 20-yard touchdown.

Vick’s night will probably get a lot of play on Friday, but we have a hard time getting too worked up about preseason results unless the player is in a position battle.

The Eagles quarterback has enjoyed a strong camp by all accounts until the rough night Thursday. He also led a touchdown drive in the preseason opener.