"They started playing a little bit of Cover 2," Celek said. "The middle was a little bit open, so we took advantage of it."
On Celek's fourth catch, Vick hit him in stride over the middle and the tight end took a big shot from Ravens safety Bernard Pollard. He lay on the ground briefly, but popped up and defiantly did his traditional first down hand wave.
"Yeah, I took a shot on that one," Celek said. "I didn't want to let him know that he hit me."
Celek also hurdled safety Ed Reed on the right sideline, worthy of the highlight reels, for a 24-yard gain in the third quarter.
Eagles coach Andy Reid said that the game plan didn't focus more on Celek coming into the game, even though DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were questionable for the game. Both receivers started, but Maclin left when he re-ruptured a hip pointer injury.
Jackson, though, had a standout game catching seven passes for 114 yards. Maclin, it should be noted, caught a 23-yard touchdown. Vick sprinkled seven other passes to five other receivers.
But the day belonged to Celek, who has been on a roll since the middle of last season. He has caught 65 passes for 960 yards and five touchdowns in his last 13 games dating back to last October.
Celek's day wasn't perfect. He could have caught a pass that bounced off his hands and was caught by Ravens safety Ed Reed for an interception. The pass was slightly high, but Celek said he should have pulled it in.
"I take responsibility for that," Celek said. "I can't do that. I can't drop a ball like that."
He was still Player of the Game.
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