1:00 PM ET, October 20, 2002
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have won as many games in six weeks as they did all of last season. They still don't think anybody believes in them.
Good players are more important than good karma, and the Bears have been hurt by injuries. CB R.W. McQuarters was out for awhile, and he's back now but isn't playing consistently. Plus, the season-ending injury to DT Ted Washington was huge, because he helped keep those offensive linemen off the linebackers.
Question on the Lions: Has Harrington's success possibly brought Millen and Mornhinweg another year?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue was in Detroit to visit Ford Field, the site of the 2006 Super Bowl. ... Chandler, who started 14 games for Atlanta last season, has also started for Indianapolis, Tampa Bay, the Houston Oilers, the Los Angeles Rams and the Phoenix (now Arizona) Cardinals. ... Hanson was to fly to his home in Washington state Sunday night to be with his wife, who is expecting their third child. ... Detroit receiver Germane Crowell played for the first time since injuring his knee on Oct. 21, 2001, and caught two passes for 21 yards. ... Gary Moeller, fired as Detroit's head coach after the 2000 season, is the Bears' linebackers coach.