For the 68th straight year -- 73rd overall -- the Detroit Lions will play at home on Thanksgiving Day, this time against the Houston Texans.
Here are five storylines to watch for in Thursdays game:
Kicker Jason Hanson has been around here for 20 of these Thanksgiving games. His first was in 1992, also against Houston ... but that was the Houston Oilers, not the Texans. The Lions are 7-13 overall during Hansons time.
Its worse for center Dominic Raiola. The Lions are 1-10 on Turkey Day during his career.
When you lose games on Thanksgiving, theres nothing good you can take from them, Raiola said. Its disheartening.
The Lions (33-37-2 overall on Thanksgiving) have lost the last eight by an average margin of 21.5 points.
The biggest thing about Thanksgiving is just that its larger than the team were throwing out there each year, Hanson said. Its a tradition of the community. Its special.
Its time to win one.
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