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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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  • McClain’s picks for Week 12: Texans will have to battle on Than…

    McClain’s picks for Week 12: Texans will have to battle on Thanksgiving

    chron.com Nov 21, 2012
    Week 12 games Texans (9-1) minus-3 at Detroit (4-6): Texans 30-28 Washington (4-6) plus-3 ½ at Dallas (5-5): Cowboys 31-28 New England (7-3) minus-7 at NY Jets (4-6): Patriots 30-24 Oakland (3-7) plus-8 at Cincinnati (5-5): Bengals 24-17 Pittsburgh (6-4…
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  • 2012 NFL Week Twelve Preivew — Houston at Detroit

    2012 NFL Week Twelve Preivew — Houston at Detroit

    texansgab.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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  • Greg Jennings, Julio Jones headline Week 12”²s initial practice…

    Greg Jennings, Julio Jones headline Week 12”²s initial practice participation reports

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    We begin our mid-week NFL injury roundup with the three Thanksgiving Day games. Houston Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody (back/ribs), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and linebacker Tim Dobbins (shoulder) and No. 2 running back Ben Tate (hamstring) …
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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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  • Chance remains that Texans could miss playoffs

    Chance remains that Texans could miss playoffs

    chron.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Chronicle reported yesterday that the Texans could be the first team to earn a playoff berth,  if they win and several other dominoes fall into place. But the unthinkable could happen, and the Texans could be sitting at home during the postseason fo…
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  • In transit: Off to Detroit

    In transit: Off to Detroit

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Six teams play on Thanksgiving. Who's the lone ESPN.com blogger who will be in action? This guy. I'm off to Detroit to sample the press box turkey and take in the Texans-Lions game at Ford Field, not necessarily in that order. I hope you will check in o…
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  • Keeping Score: For Thunder, Martin Is a Definite Plus

    Keeping Score: For Thunder, Martin Is a Definite Plus

    nytimes.com Nov 21, 2012
    Kevin Martin, acquired from Houston in the James Harden trade, has done a fantastic job filling Harden's shoes and by some measures has outplayed him.
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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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  • Texans vs Jags Wrap Up with OTF, Dan P. and CD

    Texans vs Jags Wrap Up with OTF, Dan P. and CD

    chron.com Nov 21, 2012
    Everyone seems to like our Q&A’s as it gives a few different perspectives on things. So we’re thinking we’ll keep doing these each week. Here’s our takes of the Jags game. Enjoy! ~ Crimedog OTF: It sure is great to breathe easy again. I needed a c
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  • Jaguars place Blaine Gabbert, Laurent Robinson on injured reser…

    Jaguars place Blaine Gabbert, Laurent Robinson on injured reserve

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that quarterback Blaine Gabbert has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a right forearm injury he sustained in the first quarter of last Sunday's 43-37 overtime loss to the Houston Texans. In addition to …
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  • Matt Schaub named AFC offensive player of the week

    Matt Schaub named AFC offensive player of the week

    Texans QB Matt Schaub, who passed for 527 yards and five touchdowns against Jacksonville on Sunday, was named the AFC Offensive Player of the week today. Schaub  completed 43-of-55 passes (78.2 perecent), including the game-winning 48-yard touchdown to …
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  • Jaguars Notebook: Mularkey likes efforts of Posluszny, Mosley

    Jaguars Notebook: Mularkey likes efforts of Posluszny, Mosley

    jacksonville.com Nov 21, 2012
    Mularkey likes efforts of Posluszny, Mosley Defensive players usually don’t get singled out when a team gives up 43 points the way the Jaguars did in their 43-37 overtime loss to the Houston Texans Sunday.’ But coach Mike Mularkey made it a point to g
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  • Lions' Reiff ready as Backus' streak in danger

    Lions' Reiff ready as Backus' streak in danger

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    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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  • Reintroducing our NFL Playoff Machine

    Reintroducing our NFL Playoff Machine

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Texans, Colts and Titans all have playoff hopes and they all have six games left in their season. The scenarios for each are too numerous to really get one's head around at this time, though there are two scenarios that would give the Texans a playo…
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  • RTC: Foster big on road, national TV

    RTC: Foster big on road, national TV

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Who to root for to maximize the chances of your AFC South team either making the playoffs or, in the case of the Jaguars, get the top pick in the draft, from Nate Dunlevy of Bleacher Report. Houston Texans “Running back Arian Foster is on an impressive
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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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  • McClain: A gobbler of rushing yards, Foster may feast on Turkey…

    McClain: A gobbler of rushing yards, Foster may feast on Turkey Day

    chron.com Nov 21, 2012
    For a Happy Thanksgiving, feed Foster. Then feed him some more. Let the beast eat! Running back Arian Foster is on an impressive roll when it comes to games played on the road and games that are nationally televised. And that’s bad news for the Detroit
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  • Video - Thunder Put away Clippers In OT 01:05

    Thunder Put away Clippers In OT

    Nov 21
    Kevin Durant scores nine of his 35 points in OT of 117-111 win over Clippers.
  • Video - Rockets Fly By Bulls, 93-89 01:03

    Rockets Fly By Bulls, 93-89

    Nov 21
    James Harden drops 28 points on Bulls.
  • Video - Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub just wants to win 04:35

    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub just wants to win

    Nov 21
    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub joins "Around the League" to discuss the Texans' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11, and their game plan going forward.
  • 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.

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.