Week 12 for NFL Ducks

During Week 12 of the National Football League, a former Oregon quarterback had one of his best days as a professional and regained some prestige that was lost with a franchise that hasn't had much success over the years. Another ex-Duck was his team's leading tackler while another former Duck signal caller saw his first action of the year.

(PHOTO) A Detroit Lions fan holds up a sign supporting Joey Harrington #3 of the Miami Dolphins on his return to Detroit on November 23, 2006 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Miami won the game 27-10. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Harrington and the Dolphins (5-6) caused the Lions to slip to 2-9 for the year in the first game on Thanksgiving Day. Harrington threw three touchdowns on a 19-for-29, 213 yards and one interception effort. Tight end Justin Peelle had a catch for three yards.

In the second Thanksgiving Day game America's team, The Dallas Cowboys (7-4) beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-10. Tampa Bay's Josh Bidwell punted the ball four times for an average of 44.5 yards with a long of 49 yards. Buc's linebacker Wesly Mallard was on the participation list and with the loss Tampa Bay slips to 3-8 for the year.

Safety Keith Lewis had nine tackles (seven solo) and was the leading tackler for the San Francisco 49ers (5-6) in a 20-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams (5-6). San Francisco's Adam Snyder played in the game.

In another shut out, last year's Super Bowl champ, the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-7) lost to the high flying Baltimore Ravens (9-2) by a score of 30-0. Ravens' wide receiver Demetrius Williams had a catch for seven yards and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata recorded a solo tackle.

The Cleveland Browns (3-8) were shut out against the Cincinnati Bengals (6-5) by a score of 30-0. Browns running back Reuben Droughns had two carries for four yards and a pass reception for five yards.

Closing out Thanksgiving Day football, wide receiver Samie Parker of the Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) was the leading receiver (three catches for 71 yards) in 19-10 win over the Denver Broncos (7-4).

Defensive end Igor Olshansky had two tackles (one solo) for the San Diego Chargers (9-2) when the Bolts beat the Oakland Raiders 21-14. With the loss Oakland dropped to 2-9 for the year.

In one of the bigger upsets of Sunday, the Tennessee Titans (4-7) beat the New York Giants 24-21. Titan linebacker Peter Sirmon had seven tackles (four solo) in a game that dropped the Giants' season record to 6-5.

Third string quarterback Kellen Clemens had a view from the sidelines as his New York Jets (6-5) beat the Houston Texans 26-11. The Texans are now are 3-8.

Tight end George Wrighster had three catches for 33 yards with a long of 14 yards but the Jacksonville Jaguars (6-5) lost to the Buffalo Bills 27-24. With the win the Bills improve to 5-6.

Quarterback A.J. Feeley made his first appearance of the year in mop up duty for the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6). However the Eagles were dumped by the Indianapolis Colts, 45-21. Feeley completed four passes on five attempts for 21 yards. The Colts now have the best record in the NFL with a 10-1 record.

Tomorrow night the Green Bay Packers take on Maurice Morris and the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.

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