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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