Found November 22, 2012 on
The Majors Detroit:
Kyle Vanden Bosch
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Today the Lions welcome the Houston Texans into Ford Field for one of the most historic traditions in football the Thanksgiving Game in Detroit. Heading into the game there are two schools of thought in determining the eventual outcome of the match up, one being the Texans will crush Detroit simply because they are the tremendously superior team. Second, Houston is becoming bored and looking to the playoffs with Detroit seemingly having a chance. For example, Jacksonville giving the Texans a scare last week at Reliant Stadium.
Of those two ways of thinking however, Houston being the more superior team is the only option that is based on actual fact. The Texans are the most balanced team in football dominating on defense and an ability to run or pass the ball at will. They have one of the league’s best margins in points scored (25 a game) to points allowed (18 a game) while Matt Schaub is quietly the best unknown QB in the League only to be overshadowed b...
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DETROIT Turkey legs and an Ndamukong Suh foot Thanksgiving traditions.
A year ago, Suh the controversial defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions was in the spotlight when he stomped on Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith during the annual Thanksgiving Day game at Ford Field. It led to a two-game suspension.
This time, Suh kicked Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in...
Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter Thursday against the Detroit Lions, even though replays clearly showed his knee touching the ground near midfield.
It appeared Detroit coach Jim Schwartz helped the touchdown stand by throwing his challenge flag.
The TD counted and Detroit was called for unsportsmanlike conduct. A Lions spokesman...
According to NFL Network’s Albert Breer,
Texans D takes a hit — Brooks Reed expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a groin injury. No surgery, but tough loss as home-field race heats up.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 23, 2012
This is a big blow for a thin outside linebacker position group, and it looks like rookie Whitney Mercilus will replace Reed in the starting...
The Thanksgiving Day games are under way with the Houston Texans taking on the Detroit Lions in game 1. The Lions desperately need a victory to stay in playoff contention, and it looks like Ndamukong Suh is up for anything. Matt Schaub dropped back to pass in the first quarter and Suh rolled over the offensive lineman and accidentally kicked Schaub in his man parts. Schaub...
After a questionable Justin Forsett touchdown run, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham was not too pleased with the referees.
Below is his reaction the referees inability to review the play since Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz had thrown his challenge flag on a play that is already reviewed:
(Courtesy of SB Nation)
Last week: 19 (-6)
I’ve said it a bunch of times this year, but every year, one team goes from in the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer. It’s looked like a shaky prediction as times this year, especially since every single playoff team from last year is 5-5 or better right now, except one (Saints and Bengals are both 5-5, so they’re still technically candidates). The...
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A fresh touchdown served up by Texans’ tight end Owen Daniels during Thanksgiving day game against the Lions. Daniels proceeded to celebrate by cutting a turkey and passing it out to his fans.Six points not six drumsticks.
Well, it's Turkey Day. It's a day for Americans to indulge in two of their favorite things: food and football. And what better way to celebrate a touchdown than by displaying a blend of both? Houston Texans tight end Owens Daniels did precisely that on Thursday after corralling a TD pass from Matt Schaub late in the second quarter. Watch as he begins the celebratory...
Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson enjoyed his second overtime period in four days Thursday against the Lions. Johnson caught nine balls for 188 yards on 15 targets in another Houston victory.Fantasy Spin:Johnson has exploded the last two weeks for 461 yards, 43.6 percent of his yardage total for the season (1,058). It's doubtful any of the secondaries he faces in the next three...
The holidays are upon us, and evidently the NFL Referees are in the spirit of giving.
In Thanksgiving’s Lions/Texans match-up, the Refs blew a call leading to an 80 yard touchdown by Texans RB Justin Forsett.
As you can see in the video below, Forsett was clearly down with both his knee and his elbow, but the refs missed the call and awarded a touchdown. Usually all scores are...
(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...
The Houston Texans scored a touchdown on the Detroit Lions today that completely baffles me. Never mind the fact that the referees often seem to be watching a different game than everybody else. Sure, we have the benefit of instant replay, but so do the refs. That is why the rules for review have got to be changed.Anyways, the runner was clearly down, but got up and ran into the...
This weekend, the Houston Texans nearly dropped a game to one of the worst teams in the NFL. It was an offensive shootout with little defense to speak of from either team, and the Texans emerged from overtime with the victory.
The other story line that came from the Texans near-miss was the possible end of the Blaine Gabbert era in Jacksonville. After leaving the game early with...