Lions secondary was feasted on by the Texans 41-25
Detroit- The Lions' defense allowed 318 yards and gave up four touchdowns in the loss to the Texans.
The Thanksgiving tradition of the Lions playing on Thanksgiving day continued, as they hosted the Houston Texans.
Detroit struck the scoring well first with a one-yard touchdown run by Adrian Peterson midway in the first quarter to go atop of the Texans, 7-0. Despite the good start, the Lions had trouble stopping the Texans pass rush, which cost them big late into the quarter. Matthew Stafford attempted to throw a pass to his running back, it was tipped into the air, J Watt intercepted the pass and took it back to the house for the score. The Texans missed the field goal to make it a one point game, 7-6.
After the Texans scored a touchdown to take the lead, each team turned the ball over in back to back sequences. Detroit took advantage of the Texans' turnover and turned it into points. Peterson got his second touchdown of the day with a one-yard touchdown run to make it 14-13.
The Lions' defense gave up 10 points before the half ended and walked into break with the Texans' leading 23-14.
On the first possession in the second half, Detroit ran the ball extremely well. They ran the ball nine times and capped off the drive with a field goal to cut the lead to one possession, 23-17. However, the Texans responded to the score with tacking on a field goal late into the third to extend their lead 26-17. in the fourth quarter, the Texans had a couple of scores to pull away from the Lions' paws and get the victory on Thanksgiving day.
Stafford finished 28 out 42 for 295 yards with one touchdown.