By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer
DETROIT (AP) — Michael Vick's second touchdown pass put the Philadelphia Eagles ahead just before halftime and they had to hold on to beat the Detroit Lions 35-32.
LeSean McCoy gave the Eagles (1-1) an 18-point lead with his third score with 6:17 left Sunday.
The Lions (0-2) rallied to pull within three points and recovered an onside kick with 1:50 left, but turned the ball over on downs without gaining a yard.
Vick started at quarterback for the first time since 2006. He missed two seasons while serving an 18-month sentence for his role in a dogfighting operation and played sparingly last year.
The electrifying athlete was 21 of 34 for 284 yards with two TDs, ran for 37 yards and avoided losses with spin moves and slick steps.
Shaun Hill was 25 of 45 for 335 yards with two TDs and two interceptions in place of the injured Matthew Stafford.
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