Week 7 for NFL Ducks

One NFL Duck may have had his best complete game as a pro and another will be in the spotlight on Monday Night Football in Week 7 of the NFL season. There was no Sunday evening game as professional football took the night off for Game 2 of the World Series.

Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington throws a pass during the first quarter against the New York Giants Sunday, Oct. 24, 2004 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford. Harrington completed 18 of 32 attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns as the Lions beat the Giants, 28-13. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Joey Harrington led the Detroit Lions (4-2) to its third straight road win with a 28-13 win over the New York Giants (4-2). Harrington bounced back after last week's disaster at home against Green Bay. The former Duck signal caller was 18-for-22, 230 yards and two touchdowns. The Lions had set a NFL record in road losses at 24, but this season are perfect when away from their home stadium, Ford Field. Harrington's former teammate at Oregon, Wesly Mallard, is on the Giant's injured reserve list. The Giants had been one of the hotter team in the league with three straight wins after an opening game loss to Philadelphia 31-17. The Lions have also beat the then unbeaten Atlanta 17-10, in Week 5.

Another surprising team this season is the San Diego Chargers winners today over the slumping Carolina Panthers, 17-6. Igor Olshansky playing from his defensive end position had the best statistical day of his young NFL career by recording seven total tackles (five solo, two assists) and was the second leading Charger tackler for the day. Tight end Justin Peelle had one reception for six yards. The Chargers are now 4-3 on the season and the Panthers sagged to 1-5.

Losing in the Puget Sound area must be contagious as the Seattle Seahawks dropped their third game of the season today to the Arizona Cardinals, 25-17 in a game played at Tempe. Running back Maurice Morris had three kickoff returns averaging 26.7 yards with a long of 28 and four punt returns averaging 1.8 yards. The Seahawks have lost three straight games and are now 3-3 for the season while the Cardinals are 2-4 overall. The game also marked the first appearance of the legendary Jerry Rice (one catch for 10 yards) in a Seahawk uniform.

Onterrio Smith and Keenan Howry did not appear again for the Minnesota Vikings (5-1) when the team in purple beat the Tennessee Titans (2-5), 20-3. Smith is out because of suspension and Howry is out because of a back injury. The Titans' linebacker Peter Sirmon was lost for the season in August because of a knee injury.

The Kansas City Chiefs stomped the Falcons today, 56-10. Defensive tackle Junior Siavii was on the field but did not record any tackles in the one-sided affair. Wide receiver Samie Parker is listed on the Not Active list for the Chiefs. Kansas City is now 2-4 and Atlanta is 5-2.

Maybe the Miami Dolphins are not the worst team in the NFL because they beat the St. Louis Rams, 31-14. A.J. Feeley did not play and Jay Fiedler was 13-for-17, 203 yards and two touchdowns. The Dolphins are now 1-6 and the Rams are 4-3.

Tampa Bay bettered its season record to 2-5 over a team the just might be the worst team in the NFL, the Chicago Bears (1-5) by winning 19-7. Punter Josh Bidwell had five punts averaging 43.4 yards with a long of 49.

George Wrighster, the tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars is still out of action due to a back injury but his team defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 27-24. The Jags are now 5-2 for the season and the Colts are 4-2.

Tomorrow night the hottest name in the NFL, running back Reuben Droughns and the Denver Broncos take on the Cincinnati Bengals (1-4). Cornerback Rashad Bauman now wears the Bengal colors. The Broncos (5-1) look to better their record in a game at Cincinnati. Droughns has 369 yard in the last two games on 68 carries.

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