"Oh, man," the quarterback said. "I gotta get out of Cleveland."
With his team trailing 16-10, Vick marched them 91 yards for the go-ahead score on his career-high 56th pass. Before that, the superstar played poorly and showed major rustiness after getting just 12 snaps during the preseason because of injuries.
But when it mattered most, Vick came through, and the Eagles, who hurt themselves with five turnovers and 12 penalties, prevailed.
"I wasn't going to disappoint my coaches and I wasn't going to disappoint my teammates," Vick said. "Whatever it took, I was going to get it done."
On the play before his touchdown pass to Harbor, Vick underthrew Maclin and was nearly intercepted by rookie linebacker L.J. Fort, who let the ball and game slip through his hands.
"He threw it right to me," said Fort, who picked Vick off in the first half. "I should have made that play, definitely."
But in the end, Vick was the one who made the biggest plays.
"It didn't matter what we did for three quarters," Jackson said. "We had to stop them to win the game. We were on the field to win it and we lost."
"We did enough positive things to win the game," said Reid, whose 15th season in Philadelphia began after a personally difficult summer when his 29-year-old son, Garrett, was found dead. "Nobody hung their head. The defense made big play after big play. But with the turnovers and penalties, we have a lot to take care of."
However, referee Ken Roan discussed the play with the booth and announced it was "not challengeable."
"I know it was a fumble," Shurmur insisted. "I saw us with the ball. So that's why I challenged it."
Weeden's day started on a comical note as he got trapped under a giant American flag being unfurled on the field for the national anthem.
The rest of his pro debut wasn't so funny.
He finished 12-of-35 passing for 118 yards, had the four picks and forced several throws.
"I take a lot of pride in playing better than that," Weeden said. "Our defense gave us every chance to win and offensively, myself included, took away from that. I'm down right now."
Cleveland rookie running back Trent Richardson had 19 carries for 39 yards. The No. 3 overall draft pick in this year's draft only returned to practice this week after undergoing knee surgery on Aug. 9.
Richardson announced his arrival in the second quarter with a punishing inside run. He went 9 yards before lowering his head and blasting Coleman, whose helmet went flying several yards. After the Browns punted, Coleman spent several minutes being tended to on the bench by trainers, who worked on his face. Coleman had cuts on the bridge of his nose, upper lip and a swollen lower lip.
NOTES: Browns CB Sheldon Brown left with a shoulder injury in the first quarter and didn't return. ... Browns LB Scott Fujita didn't dress despite the three-game suspension for his role in the New Orleans bounty program being temporarily lifted. ... Reid's 137th win passed Hall of Famer Hank Stram for 22nd on the career wins list. ... Eagles K Alex Henery made a field goal from 42 yards, but missed from 45, ending his consecutive streak at 17, tying David Akers (2001, 2009) for the team record ... The Eagles held the Browns to 210 total yards and 2 of 13 on third downs.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press