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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 that helped give the Texans a 34-31 overtime win.Here are five things we learned from the game:1. The Houston Texans need a break from football for a few days most likely. While needing overtime to outlast the home-standing Lions, Houston played its second overtime game in as many weeks. In the last five days the Texans have played ten quarters of football. In this span, they have won both games in thrilling fashion; and have collected a whole bunch of yards on offense that should give them plenty of options moving forward for both the running and passing games.Houston gritted and fought hard, establi...
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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...
Ndamukong Suh kicks are gaining a spot on the Thanksgiving menu alongside turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.
Suh turned heads for the second straight Turkey Day on Thursday by delivering what some believe was an intentional kick to Texans quarterback Matt Schaub‘s groin.
One could argue that Suh didn’t mean to dish out the boot, and that it was an accident that resulted from...
LOOKING UP, NOT DOWN
Despite the team sitting at 4-6, Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh insists he believes the team is still in the hunt for a playoff spot.
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...
Ndamukong Suh's foot that landed below the belt of Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in Thursday's game will be the subject of a review by the NFL. NFL executive vice president Ray Anderson will examine the evidence from the play and determine next week whether punitive action is needed against the Detroit Lions defensive lineman, NFL.com reported Friday. The incident took...
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...
ACCIDENT OR INTENTIONAL?
Since the Detroit Lions always play on Thanksgiving, I assumed that something Ndamukong Suh-related would hit this site today. In the first quarter of the Texans/Lions game, Suh was attempting to sack Texans quarterback Matt Schaub but didn't get to the quarterback in time. However, Suh (whether intentional or not) decided to kick low and landed a blow right to Matt Schaub...
While most of you are probably not going to be unable to jump over anything in the next couple of hours, check out Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson leaping over a camera guy.
Watch as he clears him with the greatest of ease after making a 43-yard bobbling catch:
(Courtesy of SB Nation)
The left cleat of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh connected with Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in his groin area in their Thanksgiving game.
It wasn't clear on replays Thursday whether it was intentional.
Suh was on his chest, taken down by an offensive lineman, when he extended his left foot below Schaub's belt.
Last year on Thanksgiving, Suh was...
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...
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> It's nice to see Ndamukong Suh keep up the Thanks- giving tradition of kicking an opponent and getting torched in the media
> My holiday is not good until I heard the officiating crew express their wishes, or until I see the Lions lose to a suspiciously good team
> Jim Nantz and Phil Simms have clearly never seen a QB throw the ball sidearm before...
Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, who was voted the NFL's dirtiest player, appeared to intentionally kick Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin during Thursday's game in Detroit. Video via: Maximilian Pruckner
Due to this being National Turkey Week, and family/Black Friday/food coma obligations, this week’s Fantasy Football previews will be solely my Play, Bench, and Sleeper suggestions. No analysis, no jokes, but A LOT of food. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Houston Texans at Detroit Lions Play: Matt Schaub (QB2), Arian Foster (RB1), Andre Johnson (WR1), Owen Daniels [...]