ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Quincy Ford scored 14 points and Joel Smith added 11 to lead Northeastern to a 61-52 win against UC Riverside in the opening game of the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday
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
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will miss Thursday night's game against the New York Jets, according to the injury report New England filed on Wednesday.
NEW ENGLAND (7-3) At NEW YORK JETS (4-6)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NBC
OPENING LINE - Patriots by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 5-4; New York 5-4
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) There were no sighs of relief, no jumps for joy when the New York Jets found out they wouldn't have to worry about Rob Gronkowski this week.