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DETROIT -- Lions tackle Jeff Backus will miss Thursday's game against Houston with a hamstring injury, ending his regular-season games started streak at 186.
The news had been expected since Backus sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to Green Bay, but was made official when the Lions released their inactive list 90 minutes before the Thanksgiving Day kickoff. The total streak is 187 games, counting last year's playoff loss in New Orleans.
Backus had never missed an NFL game, and also started all 50 of his games at Michigan, making the overall streak 236 years over 15 years. He last sat out a game in 1996, when he redshirted as a true freshman with the Wolverines.
Since the 1970 NFL merger, Backus has the second-longest streak of games started to start a career, trailing Peyton Manning's 208.
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Detroit Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus is inactive against the Houston Texans, ending his 186-game starting streak.
Rookie Riley Reiff replaced Backus at left tackle Thursday. Backus is out with a hamstring injury after starting every game of his 12-year career.
Detroit did have starting safety Louis Delmas back in the lineup after he missed three straight games with an injured...
Jim Schwartz, the head coach of the Detroit Lions, threw a penalty flag after this play by Houston Texan running back Forsett who was done after a 7 yard game. However, the officials let the play continue. If Schwartz wouldn’t have thrown that flag, the play actually would have been reviewable. Instead of a 7 yard gain, it turned into 7 points. That’s just bad coaching. Will...
There’s heartbreak in Detroit for a second straight week.
Just four days removed from a last-minute loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions once again suffered defeat in painful fashion.
The 34-31 overtime loss to Houston runs the Lions’ record to 4-7, while the Texans improved to 10-1.
This wild game had no shortage of excitement or controversy. Before Texans’ kicker...
Detroit's rookie offensive tackle Riley Reiff will likely supplant incumbent Jeff Backus during Thursday's Turkey Day game against Texans.
After kicking Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin during yesterday’s game, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh could end up getting suspended for one game.
According to Mike Freeman of CBS Sports, the NFL will review Suh’s kick on Monday and he could face a one-game suspension.
In speaking to sources around football, the general sentiment is that the Lions should...
Today, before the first NFL game of the day on CBS, the network aired a special on former Cleveland Browns running back Jerome Harrison during its pre-game show.
Harrison, who was Cleveland’s fifth round pick in 2005 and famously rushed for 286 and three touchdowns yards in a game back in 2009, later ended up as a member of the Detroit Lions. He was set to be traded to the Philadelphia...
Justin Forsett recorded the longest run in Houston Texans history in their Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions. It appeared as if Forsett was dropped after a decent gain, but the whistle was not blown and he continued running as everyone else let up. He ended up in the end zone 81-yards later. Watching [...]
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer The Detroit Lions have a long weekend to think about blowing a second straight game and falling to 4-7 in a once-promising season turned sour.
The Lions lost 34-31 in overtime to the Houston Texans on Thursday only four days after a 24-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Detroit led in the fourth quarter...
In the first quarter of the Houstin Texans game against the Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh attempted to sack Matt Schaub. He did not get to the quarterback in time but still knocked Schaub down.
Suh (whether intentional or not) decided to kick low and landed a blow right to Matt Schaub’s groin
After being being swept in the season series by a Christian Ponder led Minnesota Vikings team and losing is resounding fashion last weekend against Green Bay, the chances that the Lions actually make the playoffs this season are pretty much gone.
I believe it was Lloyd Christmas though from Dumb and Dumber who muttered “So you’re saying there’s a chance” when basically...
Thanksgiving Day, nothing like it. Time for family, friends, warm gatherings, and football. And in the case of the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans, one heck of a football game; one that required overtime to settle the outcome.The Texans overcame a determined Detroit Lions squad looking to give the home fans a Thanksgiving treat, but ultimately the Lions committed too many blunders...