GB hopes to put damper on Ford Field festivities

Today is a day of firsts in Detroit - the first regular season game at brand new Ford Field, the first NFL game in the Motor City in half a century, and the first NFL start for quarterback Joey Harrington.<p> The injury-riddled Packers are on a mission to prevent yet another first. Green Bay must stop 0-2 Detroit from getting its first win.<p>

After a week of deliberation, Detroit coach Marty Mornhinweg settled on rookie QB Harrington to start this afternoon vs. Green Bay.

"To be quite honest, I didn't want to play Joey that early, yet we were having trouble completing a pass and we have a guy that can really throw the football on the sideline," Mornhigweg said.

The decision came after a poor performance by Mike McMahon last week.

"I knew that Mike McMahon would have a game or two like that. I was disappointed in some of the play by him. He didn't help himself much," Mornhinweg said. "Joey Harrington can go in and function. Certainly he would need a vast amount of reps to go in and perform at a high level at this point. I'm just like many of you in that I'm torn in that situation. We have two fine, young quarterbacks. I will play both of them."

Harrington completed only 3-of-7 passes for 11 yards. McMahon finished with 95 yards on 9-of-23 passing.

Watch for full game coverage after today's 3:15 p.m. kickoff.

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