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Former Lions Excel With New Teams

As the talent here in Detroit currently appears to be nonexistent, a few of the past Lions players are leading their teams to victory. This recent trend of playing horribly in Detroit but being a star with a different team suggests that either coaching and the supporting cast wasn't up to par or that there is some type of curse on the Lions and its players. I suppose the logical answer is the bad coaching and bad play of fellow teammates; however, the curse would be a great explanation to why everything has gone so wrong for Detroit.

For example, Joey Harrington, who was the most publicized player to be traded by Detroit in the offseason, is now helping Miami make a longshot run to the playoffs. Yesterday, Harrington threw for 190 yards and a touchdown en route to a 21-0 Dolphins victory over the Patriots. Even more shocking about this is that the 'Phins beat a team like New England so convincingly. Just think where Miami would be if they would've been playing like this in the early stages of this season.

Another Lions quarterback that was involved in the Joey Harrington fiasco last season is Jeff Garcia. Garcia started a few games last season for Detroit and really didn't have any success. That is the opposite of what's happening in Philadelphia. Garcia became the Eagles' starting QB after Donovan McNabb got injured and is now also trying to lead them to the playoffs. He threw for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns during a 21-19 win against Washington. The Eagles are in great position to get a wild card even though they only have a 7-6 record.

Finally, Artose Pinner, who we all got to see run over the Lions on Sunday, rushed for 3 touchdowns. That contribution by the ex-Lion was one of the main reasons Minnesota got the 30-20 win over Detroit.

Make sure to take a good look at some of these current players over the course of the final 3 games this season because at this rate, next year they may be some of the league's better players.

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