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In Case You Missed It: Houston Texans vs. Detroit Lions

The Houston Texans took on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

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Houston Texans players warm up ahead of their Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions.

Identical twins A.J., C.J. Moore to play in Texans-Lions Thanksgiving game

For the first time since their high school track meets in Bassfield, Mississippi, A.J. and C.J. Moore will compete against each other when the Houston Texans face the Detroit Lions this week.

"It's amazing man," A.J. Moore said. "It's a dream come true. Definitely been looking forward to this our whole life ever since we put on shoulder pads and a helmet. It's finally going to happen."

The identical twin brothers, Texans safety A.J. and Lions safety C.J. Moore, are just one of six pairs of twins currently in the NFL.

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First Quarter

J.J. Watt feasts on a pick-six for Thanksgiving

J.J. Watt feasted on Thanksgiving Day with an early pick-six against the Detroit Lions.

"We talked about turnovers during the week," interim head coach Romeo Crennel said. "I mentioned they come in streaks sometimes, and we talked about how J.J. used to be able to tip the ball, intercept it, and run it in for a touchdown. Then lo and behold, he does it early in the game, and put us up 10 points on the board. So, we felt good about that. I think that gave the defense a lift, and it gave the whole team a lift to see him make a play like that. So that was good."

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Texans get takeaway, convert it to TD & lead at Detroit

Fresh off a J.J. Watt pick-6, the Texans defense doubled down and got a second turnover.

Trailing 7-6 with just under 5 minutes remaining in the opening quarter, Tyrell Adams and Ross Blacklock stripped the ball loose from Detroit's James Williams, and cornerback Bradley Roby pounced on it at the Lions 30-yard line.

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Second Quarter

Third Quarter

Fourth Quarter

TRICK PLAY! Texans get unconventional 4th quarter TD

Watson handed to Duke Johnson, who went right. He was bottled up, turned around, and tossed the ball back to Watson. From there, the Texans quarterback found a lonesome Will Fuller V on the left sideline. The receiver gathered in the pass at the Lions' 16-yard line, sprinted into the end zone, and gave the Texans 41-23 lead after the Ka'imi Fairbairn extra point.

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Will Fuller V goes for seconds on TDs in Thanksgiving win

It was like a traditional game of backyard football on Thanksgiving Day for Deshaun Watson and Will Fuller V.

"Well, some of it is options and some of it is called plays," interim head coach Romeo Crennel said. "They both played a tremendous game yardage-wise. I mean, Fuller, 170 yards with six catches, something like that. And then Deshaun out of twenty-five attempts, he was, I don't know, 19-of-25 or something. I'm not exactly sure, but he was right on."

In their NFL Thanksgiving Day debut, the duo combined for a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter that sealed the Houston Texans 41-25 win against the Detroit Lions. Watson completed 17-of-25 for 318 yards, four touchdowns, no interceptions and a 150.4 passer rating.

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The Houston Texans take on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.

Texans vs. Lions, Week 12 | Harris Hits

The Texans first Thanksgiving game was a nail-biter with an overtime ending and win. That was certainly not the case in the Texans' second ever game on Thanksgiving. The Texans took a lead in the 2nd quarter, dropped some offensive bombs on the Lions early in the fourth quarter and cruised to a 41-25 win, the team's fourth of the year. Here are my Harris Hits from Thanksgiving afternoon in Detroit.

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Deshaun Watson lights up Lions in Thanksgiving Day romp

Deshaun Watson had his way with the Lions.

In the Texans 41-25 Thanksgiving Day romp at Ford Field, the quarterback riddled Detroit's defense for four touchdown passes, and completed 17-of-25 attempts for 318 yards. Six different times he hit a receiver for a completion of 27 yards or more. His passer rating on the day was 150.4.

After finding running back C.J. Prosise for a 2-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter, Watson dropped a pair of deep beauties to Duke Johnson for 33 yards and a score, and Will Fuller V for 40 yards and a touchdown.

Then, on a fourth quarter trick play, he found Fuller for a 34-yard score.

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