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Following an uncharacteristic performance, the Houston Texans' defense won't have much time to prepare for another challenge.
The Detroit Lions own of one of the league's most prolific offenses, but history isn't on their side.
The AFC-leading Texans try to extend their four-game win streak when they play a Lions team trying to win its first Thanksgiving Day game in nine years.
Houston (9-1) ranks among the NFL's best defenses with 18.0 points and 299.2 yards allowed per game, but struggled to contain woeful Jacksonville in a 43-37 overtime victory Sunday.
The Texans, who hadn't allowed a touchdown in their previous two games, needed record-setting performances from Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson to help them rally from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
Schaub passed for 527 yards, tied for the second-most in an NFL game, and a franchise-best five touchdowns. Johnson posted career highs of 14 receptions and 273 yards - the most in the league since...
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Things looked good for the Detroit Lions when kicker Jason Hanson drilled a 27-yard field goal with 4:25 to play, giving the Lions a 20-14 lead.
After all, Detroit’s defense had been solid to that point, surrendering just seven points to a potent Green Bay offense (the Packers’ other seven points came on an interception return).
It was at this point that Aaron Rodgers and the...
Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in America, a day where we give thanks for the things and people in our lives.
The Detroit Lions should be giving thanks that they have the opportunity to host a Thanksgiving Day game for the 73rd time.
After all, it wasn’t long ago when many people within the NFL were petitioning for the Lions to be removed from hosting this game. Their atrocious...
This was the scene as Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson leaped into the Reliant Stadium stands after his game winning catch and run against the Jags on Sunday in overtime.
In a game in which one of the teams lost their starting QB to injury, and the other had their all pro running back struggle to get it going all game. There was still a total yardage mark of 1098 and 9 TD’s the...
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...
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)
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
Talk about one of the wildest games we have seen the Houston Texans involved in, but this shootout was one that Texans’ fans can be proud of. It provided 640 yards of offense for the Texans and a game for the franchise history book for Andre Johnson.
The defense had another off day but provided enough stops in overtime to put together a win to push the Texans’ record to 9-1...
While the Detroit Lions have ruled wide receiver Titus Young
out for today’s game against the Houston Texans, they have listed fellow wide
receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh as probable to
Young missed practice all week due to a knee injury and is the
only Lions’ player to be officially ruled out for today’s game. Over 10 games
How did the Packers beat the Lions? One look at this quick-hitting story tells the tale from Sunday. The key to the game? Green Bay's defense taking away Calvin Johnson in the second half. Plus, 10 killer numbers from the game.
The Detroit Lions are fed up with wide reciever Titus Young.
The Lions sent Young home from the team's practice facility Monday, and coach Jim Schwartz said he will not play in Thursday's game against the Houston Texans, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Young's selfish behavior and repeated on-field issues have led to the Lions making him inactive for Thursday'...
For weeks Andre Johnson has been saying he was finally feeling like himself again after last year's injury plagued season.
He hopes his career-best 273-yard performance, including a 48-yard game-winning touchdown reception, in Houston's 43-37 overtime win over Jacksonville on Sunday proves his point.
''Maybe you guys will believe me after that,'' Johnson...
On Sunday, the Houston Texans hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars in their second and final matchup of the regular season. The Texans won the first matchup 27-7 in Jacksonville the second week of the season. This game appeared to be a warm up game for the Thanksgiving game, but the Jaguars had another type of game in mind. The Texans had no idea that the Jaguars would come into this...
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 [...]