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Thanksgiving Day Picks: Texans and Patriots look to gain holida…

Thanksgiving Day Picks: Texans and Patriots look to gain holiday momentum in the AFC

yahoo.com Updated Nov 21, 2012
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions The Texans' usually excellent defense got a major wake-up call last Sunday, when they allowed 37 points to a Jacksonville Jaguars offense that had not scored more than 23 points all season. That Chad Henne replaced Blaine…
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  • 2012 NFL Week Twelve Preivew — Houston vs Detroit

    2012 NFL Week Twelve Preivew — Houston vs Detroit

    lionsgab.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Texans will look to extend their winning streak Thursday as they head to Ford Field to take on the Lions in the first of three Thanksgiving Day games. On paper, this looks like a battle of two pretty good offensive clubs, but the Lions have yet to r…
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  • Louis Delmas, Jonathan Joseph questionable for Lions-Texans

    Louis Delmas, Jonathan Joseph questionable for Lions-Texans

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Lions and Texans released their injury reports for Thursday’s game on Wednesday and they pretty much line up with what we expected. Lions tackle Jeff Backus is doubtful to play after missing the entire abbreviated week of practice with a hamstring i
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  • My picks for Pats-Jets and the rest of Week 12

    My picks for Pats-Jets and the rest of Week 12

    CNNSI.com Nov 21, 2012
    The better team doesn't always win in the NFL. So, can the Texans overcome many things working against them to beat the Lions on Thanksgiving? See what Peter King thinks.
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  • Kenyan orphans, on a fund-raising drive, re-enact Larry Bird’s …

    Kenyan orphans, on a fund-raising drive, re-enact Larry Bird’s famous steal of Isiah Thomas’ pass (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    (As a start, here's a link to a fundraising campaign for an orphanage in Kenya that could use our help.) The day of Game 5 of the 1987 Eastern Conference finals, a legendary contest between defending champion Boston Celtics and upstart Detroit Pistons, …
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  • Ndamukong Suh: We’re still in the race

    Ndamukong Suh: We’re still in the race

    There aren’t many people talking up the Lions as a playoff team, but they aren’t technically out of the running at 4-6 heading into Week 12. As Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press points out, the Lions made it to the playoffs in 1997 after start
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  • Dirty Laundry: What is 'abrupt movement?'

    Dirty Laundry: What is 'abrupt movement?'

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    From the start, the Green Bay Packers' decision to line up for a 58-yard field goal attempt last Sunday at Ford Field didn't make sense. Place-kicker Mason Crosby had already missed from 50 yards (twice) and 38 yards, and another miss would have given t…
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  • Lions' Reiff ready as Backus' streak in danger

    Lions' Reiff ready as Backus' streak in danger

    Riley Reiff may start for the Lions at left tackle Thursday against the Texans. Jeff Backus, a mainstay on the offensive line for over a decade, is recovering from a hamstring injury, his streak of 186 starts in serious jeopardy.
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  • 'Compromising position' for Aaron Rodgers

    'Compromising position' for Aaron Rodgers

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    I didn't notice it watching the game live at Ford Field, but in the midst of his career-best game, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley stopped just short of body-slamming Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the third quarter of the Pa…
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  • Jonathan Joseph could be a game-time decision for Texans

    Jonathan Joseph could be a game-time decision for Texans

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    With a match up against the Detroit Lions and Calvin Johnson quickly approaching on Thanksgiving day, the Houston Texans could greatly use the services of cornerback Jonathan Joseph in trying to slow the Lions’ passing attack. According to John McClain
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  • Video - NFL Live: Texans Vs. Lions Preview 02:08

    NFL Live: Texans Vs. Lions Preview

    Nov 21
    NFL Live looks ahead to the Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Texans and Lions.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Titus Young 01:27

    Blogger Blitz: Titus Young

    Nov 21
    NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert talks about why Titus Young was benched this week
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: HOU-DET 01:02

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: HOU-DET

    Nov 21
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Texans-Lions
  • Video - Magic Cruise Past Pistons 00:52

    Magic Cruise Past Pistons

    Nov 21
    Magic hold Pistons to just eight points in the third quarter of 90-74 win.

Sports Columnists

  • Biggest NFL games of Week 12 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 21
    Recent wild finishes reinforce the necessity of having a quarterback who can thrive in the fourth quarter, John Clayton writes.
  • Clayton mailbag: QB trades lose their luster

    Nov 21
    The Raiders traded two high picks for Carson Palmer. Palmer's struggles are one of the reasons trades involving QBs are risky, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thanksgiving Football Mailbag

    Nov 21
    Inept coaches, serial killer questions, and, of course, all your Week 12 picks.