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Thanksgiving Day Picks: Texans and Patriots look to gain holiday momentum in the AFC
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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…Share Tweet
lionsgab.com Nov 21, 2012The 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…Share Tweet
Louis Delmas, Jonathan Joseph questionable for Lions-Texansprofootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012The 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 iShare Tweet
My picks for Pats-Jets and the rest of Week 12CNNSI.com Nov 21, 2012The 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.Share Tweet
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, …Share TweetThere 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 startShare Tweet
Dirty Laundry: What is 'abrupt movement?'ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012From 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…Share TweetRiley 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.Share TweetESPN.com Nov 21, 2012I 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…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012With 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 McClainShare Tweet
NFL Live: Texans Vs. Lions PreviewNov 21NFL Live looks ahead to the Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Texans and Lions.
Blogger Blitz: Titus YoungNov 21NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert talks about why Titus Young was benched this week
Countdown Daily AccuScore: HOU-DETNov 21Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Texans-Lions
Magic Cruise Past PistonsNov 21Magic hold Pistons to just eight points in the third quarter of 90-74 win.
Biggest NFL games of Week 12 -- John Clayton's First & 10Nov 21Recent 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 lusterNov 21The 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 MailbagNov 21Inept coaches, serial killer questions, and, of course, all your Week 12 picks.