Hog fans aren't having much fun on Sundays so far in 2012, either.
His dreamlike 2010 season turned nightmarish via Madden Curse and other bizarre happenings in 2011, Peyton Hillis went to Kansas City with hopes of being the part of a thunder/lightning backfield with Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs are awful, and Hillis isn't producing. After an inauspicious, seven-carry, 16-yard output in an opening loss, Hillis looked a little better with 91 yards on only 13 total touches in a bad loss to Buffalo. Much of his yardage came in garbage time with the Bills way ahead, and he also lost a fumble in the red zone, which has been a nagging issue for Hillis for years.
Darren McFadden, meanwhile, is getting tons of early touches for Oakland...but is also victimized by awful run-blocking. His 15 carries in a Monday night loss to San Diego yielded only 32 yards, though he set a franchise record for running backs with a whopping 13 receptions in that game. Against the Dolphins Sunday, it got even worse as McFadden netted only 22 yards on 11 carries and had two more receptions for 19 yards. He started 2011 like a house afire before getting hurt, but 2012 isn't promising so far.
DJ Williams had a single six-yard catch for Green Bay on Thursday night in a win against Chicago. Jake Bequette and Ryan Mallett are riding pine in New England. Felix Jones has basically worn out his welcome in Dallas thanks to injuries and inconsistency, leaving the top tailback job to DeMarco Murray and squandering his special teams opportunities (his fumble of the opening kickoff against Seattle put the team behind the 8-ball early in a 27-7 loss). Jarius Wright may eventually get some reps in Minnesota due to the Vikes having a pretty shallow receiving corps, but he's been nursing a minor ankle injury.
Maybe the most productive ex-Hog so far has been Joe Adams. He's not getting a lot of looks on the offensive side but he's become Carolina's kick and punt returner, with some good results.