Week 13 for NFL Ducks

One ex-Duck quarterback won while one lost. An aggressive defensive including another former Autzen favorite stopped a former webfoot running back. Week 13 in the NFL was full of action and big hits for football fans and Duck fans following the Green and Yellow Alumni.

Detroit Lions quarterback Joey Harrington (3) is dragged down from behind by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Peppi Zellner (94) after an 8- yard gain in first quarter Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

The Detroit Lions (5-7) needed to win at home and quarterback Joey Harrington needed a performance to quiet the restless Lions fans. Both happened on Sunday as the Lions beat the Arizona Cardinals, 26-12. Harrington was 15-for-27, 196 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Cardinals slipped to 4-8 for the season. Harrington also recorded 19 yards of rushing on six carries.

The Miami Dolphins (2-10) led at halftime against the Buffalo Bills (6-6) but at the end it was Buffalo 42 and Miami 32. Quarterback A.J. Feeley was 25-for-51, 303 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions.

A swarming and aggressive defense was the solution for the San Diego Chargers (9-3) in stopping the Denver Broncos (7-5) and Rueben Droughns. Droughns was held to 38 yards on 14 carries and one touchdown in the 20-17 Denver loss. The Chargers big defensive end Igor Olshansky had five assisted tackles and lightning bolt tight end Justin Peelle had one reception for six yards. Droughns caught four passes for 35 yards.

The Minnesota Vikings slipped to 7-5 for the season while the Chicago Bears improved to 5-7 in a 24-14 win at Chicago. Minnesota's starting running back Onterrio Smith had 79 yards on 13 carries with a long of 26. Smith also caught two passes for nine yards and returned three kickoffs for a 13.0-yard average.

Junior Siavii, defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs (4-8) saw game action against the Oakland Raiders (4-8) when the Chiefs defeated the Raiders 34-27. Wide receiver Samie Parker did not play.

The Jacksonville Jaguars (6-6) lost a heartbreaking 17-16 game to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tight end George Wrighster was listed as Not Active for the game. The Steelers now are the best in the AFC with a 10-1 record.

The Seattle Seahawks and Maurice Morris take on the Dallas Cowboys tomorrow on Monday Night Football.

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