NFL Capsule: Texans at Lions

NFL Capsule: Texans at Lions
November 21, 2012, 2:57 pm
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HOUSTON (9-1) At DETROIT (4-6)

Thursday, 12:30 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 7-3; Detroit 4-6

SERIES RECORD - Tied 1-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 1; Lions No. 19

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Lions 28-21, Oct. 19, 2008

LAST WEEK - Texans beat Jaguars 43-37 OT; Lions lost to Packers 28-28

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (12)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (2), PASS (7)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (23), PASS (1)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (16), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans only NFL team that can clinch spot in playoffs with win and losses from handful of other teams. ... Lions have lost two straight after winning three of four. ... Houston has won four in row overall and is 4-0 on road. ... Detroit has to rally to be in playoffs in consecutive years first time since mid-1990s. ... Texans shooting for first 10-1 start in 11-year history and second straight postseason for first time. ... Texans QB Matt Schaub AFC offensive player of week after completing 43 passes for 527 yards, both totals tied for second most in NFL history, and team-record five TDs in OT win over Jacksonville. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford coming off one of worst games, connecting on 43.6 percent of 39 passes with two INTs and a fumble in loss to Green Bay. .. Schaub 13-1 in last 14 games with 23 TDs and nine INTs. ... Lions leaving WR Titus Young inactive for week after coach Jim Schwartz said second-year pro had ``unacceptable'' behavior against Packers. ... Houston RB Arian Foster 51 yards rushing from third straight 1,000-yard season. ... Lions rookie LT Riley Reiff, first-round pick, expected to make start in place of Jeff Backus, whose injured right hamstring likely to end 186-game starting streak. ... Texans WR Andre Johnson, who Detroit passed on to draft WR Charles Rogers in 2003, had career-high 273 yards receiving last week. ... Lions, playing 73rd game on Thanksgiving, have lost eight straight and 11 of last 12 in their annual showcase.

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