- Associated Press - Thursday, December 2, 2010

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to give the Philadelphia Eagles a 7-3 lead over the Houston Texans after the first quarter on Thursday night.

Vick, who was sharp in his passes and a had a couple of big scrambles, almost didn’t need to take the field for the Eagles‘ first scoring drive.

Jorrick Calvin had a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown wiped out on a holding penalty by tight end Clay Harbor.

Vick immediately went to DeSean Jackson for 30 yards on the fist play from scrimmage. Jackson was held to two catches last week against the Bears and sat at his locker with his head in his hands.

Vick kept rolling from there, completing 8 of 9 passes on the drive for 89 yards. He hit LeSean McCoy for a 1-yard TD pass and a 7-0 lead.

David Akers kicked the extra point for the Eagles and became the franchise’s leader in games played with 184. He passed former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins.

Vick is coming off his first loss this season in a game that he started and finished. He won his first five before the Chicago Bears kept him in check during a 31-26 decision.

Neil Rackers kicked a 48-yard field goal with 4:55 left in the quarter to make it 7-3.

Three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel sat out his second straight game for the Eagles with a knee injury. He was injured while recovering a fumble in a 27-17 win over the New York Giants. He didn’t play against Chicago. Samuel missed one game earlier this season with a concussion. He leads the league with seven interceptions.