The Houston Texans take on the Detroit Lions in a Thanksgiving showdown that may very well be the last chance for either team to have a realistic shot at playoff qualification.
For the Texans, they are 3-7, yet feeling optimistic coming off a 27-20 win over the New England Patriots. Even though it wasn’t Tom Brady, even though the AFC East club was 4-5 entering NRG Stadium last Sunday, New England still has a mystique that could intimidate hard-luck teams like Houston. The Texans got over that hump. Have the Texans finally put things together to have a winning streak and vie for at least a winning record by season’s end?
The Lions took it on the chin 20-0 on the road against the Carolina Panthers. The Lions are 4-6 on the year and it isn’t looking good for their chances to make the playoffs. The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers are atop the NFC North, and it appears the NFC West and the NFC South are the big contenders for playoff spots. Detroit can’t take on any further losses.
In one of the Texans’ few nationally televised games this season, the country will get to see quarterback Deshaun Watson. Will he put on a show in the Motor City on CBS? Watson is coming off winning the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 11.
To get ready for the Week 12 action here is important game day information so you can catch the game.
Houston Texans at Detroit Lions — Thursday, Nov. 26 at 11:30 a.m. CT
TV channel: CBS (Jim Nantz & Tony Romo)
Radio: Sports Radio 610 (KILT-AM & 100.3 FM), Mega 101 (KLOL-FM) (Marc Vandermeer & Andre Ware)
Location: Ford Field
Forecast: Cloudy, 50 degrees, 10 mph wind (indoors)
Referee: Shawn Smith
Odds: Texans -3.0