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Twice in as many weeks, the Houston Texans have had to go to overtime to finish off their opposition. The latest thriller ended on a Shayne Graham 32-yard field goal that gave the Texans a 34-31 win over the Detroit Lions in Ford Field on Thanksgiving Day.
Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett (28) breaks for an 81-yard touchdown run during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field in Detroit, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)
Both teams had a lot to be thankful for on this day, but in the end it was the Texans who had more blessings to count.
Without a doubt the biggest play of the game came on an 81-yard touchdown run by Houston running back, Justin Forsett.
The play didn’t appear to be anything special when Forsett cut through the middle of the line and was seemingly tackled by Lions’ safety Louis Delmas for about seven yards. But the running back got back to his feet and ran the rest of the 74 yards to the end zone.
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer A day after another thrilling victory, Houston coach Gary Kubiak was most worried about a growing number of injuries.
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Clearly, the best touchdown celebration of the 2012 NFL Thanksgiving Day games came from Houston Texans tight-end Owen Daniels.
After scoring on a 9-yard pass from Texans QB Matt Schaub, Daniels decided to cut up a fake turkey and serve it to the Lions fans:
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Houston linebacker Brooks Reed has left its game against the Detroit Lions with a groin injury. His return is questionable.
Reed appeared to be favoring his left leg as he gingerly walked toward the sideline in the first quarter Thursday. He later was carted toward the locker room. The Texans were already down a linebacker because starter Tim Dobbins was inactive because of a shoulder...
The Lions gave everything they had to end their eight game Thanksgiving Day losing streak before falling three points short in OT to the Texans.
Justin Forsett scooted up the middle and lunged forward while a couple of Detroit defenders closed in to stop him. His knee hit the ground, but the Houston running back hopped up quickly and took off toward the end zone.
''I know now that I was down, but I didn't think I was during the play,'' Forsett said. ''I didn't think my knee hit, and there...
Houston leads the AFC, and will control their own destiny in the race for home-field advantage. Up until last week the Texans appeared to be dominant in the conference.In a real David and Goliath match up, Jacksonville nearly followed through with the upset as they took the Texans to overtime. The 1-8 Jaguars did not appear to be the team that would knock Houston off. It is because...
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 [...]
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.
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