Jets' Vick becomes first QB to 6,000 yards rushing

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New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) stiff arms Buffalo Bills' Nickell Robey (37) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in East Rutherford N.J. The Bills won the game 43-23. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Bills won the game 43-23. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014, file photo, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) greets New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) after the Jets beat the Colts 13-10 in a preseason NFL football game in East Rutherford, N.J. Vick turned 34 in June, making him "old" in today's NFL. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2013, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick tosses a football before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Vick is the new No. 1 for the New York Jets. The veteran quarterback initially chose earlier this week to wear No. 8 with his new team, but announced on Twitter on Friday, May 2, 2014, that he was going with jersey No. 1. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick, left, and Washington Redskins' Robert Griffin III meet after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Philadelphia. Washington won 27-20. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
ADVANCE FOR USE WEEKEND OF DEC. 31-JAN 1 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2011, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick walks onto the field before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Philadelphia. The Eagles, who were conceded to have "won" free agency with the signings of a number of prize players, struggled to develop the chemistry necessary to make a playoff push and now find themselves on the verge of their own offseason. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick scrambles past New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck during the first half of an NFL football game in Philadelphia, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Miles Kennedy)
NFL quarterback Michael Vick poses for a portrait Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Jarius Wynn #92 of the Buffalo Bills sacks quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Jarius Wynn #92 of the Buffalo Bills sacks quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets looks to pass against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterbacks Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets and Michael Vick #1 look on from the bench in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills won 43-23. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterbacks Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets and Michael Vick #1 look on from the bench in the fourth quarter against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Bills won 43-23. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets is tackled by Kyle Williams #95 of the Buffalo Bills and Aaron Williams #23 in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets looks to pass against Aaron Williams #23 of the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets is tackled by Nigel Bradham #53 of the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets is tackled by Nigel Bradham #53 of the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets controls the ball against Kyle Williams #95 of the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets is tackled by Manny Lawson #91 of the Buffalo Bills in the first half of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets is tackled by Manny Lawson #91 of the Buffalo Bills in the first half of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets looks to pass against Kyle Williams #95 of the Buffalo Bills in the first half of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets looks to pass against Kyle Williams #95 of the Buffalo Bills in the first half of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Quarterback Michael Vick #1 of the New York Jets looks to pass against Kyle Williams #95 of the Buffalo Bills in the first half of the game at MetLife Stadium on October 26, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) is sacked by Buffalo Bills' Mario Williams (94) and Kyle Williams (95) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) fumbles the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in East Rutherford N.J. The Bills won the game 43-23. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) fumbles the ball as he is falling down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in East Rutherford N.J. The Bills won the game 43-23. The Bills recovered the ball on the play. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
New York Jets quarterback Michael Vick (1) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Pittsburgh Steelers' Jason Worilds (93) sacks New York Jets' Michael Vick (1) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Michael Vick is still making plays with his legs, running up his record-setting rushing total with each knee-buckling scamper.

He became the first quarterback in NFL history to reach 6,000 yards rushing, getting the mark in the third quarter of the New York Jets' 20-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

"Really, it makes me feel old because that's years of hard work," the 34-year-old Vick said, smiling. "It's probably something, well I know it's something that hasn't been done in the league up into this point. It's a major milestone."

Vick entered the game with 5,967 yards rushing and hit the new mark with an 18-yard scramble that put the Jets in field goal range. He finished with 39 yards on eight carries, giving him 6,006 for his career.

He set the NFL record in 2011 while with Philadelphia, surpassing Randall Cunningham's 4,928 yards rushing.

"Reaching those types of milestones and continuing to play the game at a high level at my age makes me appreciate the game of football," Vick said. "I love this game so much that I would do anything to win with my teammates. That's what means a lot to me. So, those 6,000 yards came through a lot of guys blocking for me, a lot of guys putting their bodies out on the line for me, and a lot of sacrifices so it just wasn't me.

"I give a lot of credit to my teammates that I have played with, from Atlanta to Philly to New York."

Vick also showed he still has the ability to fake out defenders and make them look silly. Late in the first quarter, he took off down the right sideline and juked Brice McCain with a shake-and-bake move that sent the Steelers cornerback to the turf. Vick ended up with an 18-yard run that put the ball at the Steelers 3. Three plays later, he threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jace Amaro that gave the Jets a 17-0 lead.

"It happened so fast that I've got to go back and look at it," Vick said with a big grin. "All I was thinking about was straightening him up and, for some reason, he bit. They're still biting on the old dead-leg fakes. It's all good."

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