17 Sep 2004
In the 2002 draft the Texans took David Carr No. 1 and the Lions took Joey Harrington No. 3 (quick quiz: who was taken second overall?). Sunday they'll face each other for the first time. What's interesting is that they both have similar NFL numbers but Carr is considered the better quarterback. I wonder if this has more to do with expectations being greater in Detroit than Houston, or are the stats misleading and Carr is actually better than Harrington? Let me put it this way, if you're Matt Millen (yikes), who would you rather have?
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?