Dramatic Turnaround Harrington's Best Game?

Lions' head coach Steve Mariucci points to Sunday as Harrington's best performance.

The turnaround in QB Joey Harrington couldn't have been any more dramatic than it was in the back-to-back 38-10 loss to Green Bay and 28-13 victory over the New York Giants.

It wasn't just the numbers, although the numbers were impressive. He went from 12 completions in 23 attempts for 101 yards and a 60.2 passer rating against Green Bay to 18-for-22 and 230 yards, two touchdowns and a 140.5 passer rating.

"Joey played maybe his best football game," coach Steve Mariucci said. "Very smart game, very decisive, very confident. I was really proud of him today; I think our team was, too."

Harrington was asked shortly thereafter how he felt about Mariucci's comment.

"We won," he said, with a grin.

"It was one of my best four games of this year," he added, referring to the Lions' four wins.

Mariucci said there was nothing especially different about the play-calling between the Green Bay and Giants games.

"We just dialed up some plays, many that we had called previously," Mariucci said. "We caught them in two-deep zone a couple times with a big play to Tai Streets early and then a big play to Roy (Williams) early.

"First play of the game we wanted to go downfield on the outside to Roy. Well, they covered it; Joey made a nice decision to throw it to Stephen Alexander."

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