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Eagles QB Young gained trust with comeback win over Giants

Many people doubted Vince Young could successfully guide the Eagles to a season-saving win over the New York Giants last Sunday night, based mostly on the whole he's Vince Young thing.

That seems to have included some Philadelphia teammates, who were pleasantly surprised by the quarterback's ability to lead the Eagles on a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter.

"Anytime you go into a game with a guy who hasn't really played yet, and you come out with a win like that, especially late in the game when you persevere through it, that breeds confidence in his abilities," center Jason Kelce said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. "I don't want to say that I was ever not confident that Vince could do it, but I'm definitely more confident now, having been through the (Giants) game."

Michael Vick sat out practice Thursday and has yet to practiced this week as he continues to deal with broken ribs, meaning it's likely Young will make his second straight start on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

"I thought Vince did a great job giving guys opportunities last week," wide receiver Jason Avant said. "He had some interceptions, but a couple of those plays could've been made better by the receivers, so we have confidence in anyone that plays. Hopefully, we'll go out and execute our game plan and make some plays for Vince and our team."

With Vick and his $100 million contract entrenched in Philadelphia, Young is getting what amounts to an audition for other teams. His flame-out in Tennessee remains a serious blemish on his résumé, but Young has the opportunity to do some career rehabilitation as long as he's behind center.

Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said Thursay, via the team's official website, that Vick is day to day along with wiedout Jeremy Maclin, who missed the Giants game with shoulder and hamstring injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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