Bears vs Lions: Player Tidbits

Nothing flashy, but Effective

Lions' rookie quarterback Joey Harrington didn't exactly light up the Chicago Bears, but he was effective and did not turn the ball over. Our affiliate TSX breaks down Harrington's play, along with Aveion Cason, James Stewart and Germane Crowell in their post-game player tidbits.

Joey Harrington [Click for Profile]
QB Joey Harrington didn't have his best day of the season but he still made the plays the Lions needed for a 23-20 overtime win against Chicago, their second win in the last three games. For the third consecutive game, the level of Harrington's play dropped in the second half. He completed seven of 11 passes for 91 yards (0 TDs, 0 Ints) for a passer rating of 89.6 in the first half; he completed nine of 19 for 108 yards (0 TDs, 0 Ints) for a passer rating of 65.3 in the second half. He completed six of eight passes for 76 yards to set up the field goal that sent the game into overtime, however.

James Stewart [Click for Profile]
RB James Stewart got a lot more work than he's accustomed to in the Lions offense and it paid off handsomely in their 23-20 overtime win against Chicago. The Lions game into the game with the worst rushing production in the NFL, averaging 71.4 yards per game; against the Bears, Stewart got 32 carries and gained 172 yards with two touchdowns. It was his career best and the Lions first 100-yard rushing game since Dec., 2000.

Aveion Cason [Click for Profile]
RB Aveion Cason made the Lions roster two months ago because of his speed more than anything he did on the field, but his speed paid dividends for one of the first times this season in the Lions' 23-20 overtime victory against Chicago. Cason had a nine-yard run and a 15-yard reception in the 66-yard drive that set up a third-quarter field goal.

Germane Crowell [Click for Profile]
WR Germane Crowell, who missed the first five games on the reserve/PUP list recovering from knee surgeries, caught two passes for 21 yards in his first game back on the Lions active roster Sunday. Crowell dropped the first ball thrown his way by rookie QB Joey Harrington but had a 12-yard reception to launch the drive that set up the field goal that sent the Lions into overtime for a 23-20 win over Chicago.

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