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Texans Fade Away Late, Lose To Eagles 34-24

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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Michael Vick rushed for a go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter and extended the lead with his second touchdown pass a little later, as the Philadelphia Eagles pulled out a 34-24 victory over the Houston Texans at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Texans erased a 10-point halftime deficit and led, 24-20, heading to the fourth, but Philadelphia answered behind Vick, who connected on 22-of-33 passes for 302 yards with an interception while adding 51 yards on the ground.

LeSean McCoy amassed 130 yards from scrimmage and scored twice for the Eagles (8-4), who had a short week to recover from a loss at Chicago that dropped them in a tie for first place in the NFC East with the New York Giants.

Houston (5-7) lost for the fifth time in the last six weeks, failing to gain ground on the AFC South-leading Jaguars and Colts.

Arian Foster carried the load for the Texans with 109 total yards and two scores, while Matt Schaub completed 22-of-36 passes for 337 with two touchdowns, an interception and a lost fumble in defeat.

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