TBT: Thanksgiving Day OT thriller

The last time the Texans faced the Detroit Lions, it ended in a 34-31 overtime victory and a Thanksgiving feast at Ford Field on Nov. 22, 2012.
Houston, coming off an overtime win against Jacksonville, played ten quarters of football just 96 hours apart. The Texans trailed 21-14 at halftime, but a controversial 81-yard touchdown run by Justin Forsett and 45-yard field goal by Shayne Graham would tie the game 24-24 with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter.
The Texans never led, but forced the overtime after Arian Foster scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 1:55 remaining in the game. Both the Lions and the Texans would turn the ball over in overtime and miss a field goal. Graham missed wide left from 51 yards, while Detroit's kicker Jason Hanson was no good from 47 yards. With 2:25 remaining in overtime, Graham kicked the game-winning 32-yarder and the Texans became the first team in NFL history to win two overtime games in a span of five days. 
J.J. Watt dominated with three sacks on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, setting a new franchise record for the season (14.5). He surpassed Mario Williams' previous record (14.0) and also added two passes defensed in the win. Two of Watt's sacks came on third downs in the fourth quarter, to knock the Lions out of field goal range. 
Foster rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns. Foster was named FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week with his performance. 
The (4-3) Texans will host the (4-3) Lions on Sunday in their annual Salute to Service Day. Kickoff is set for noon CT.

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The Texans won another overtime thriller, this time in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day.

The last time the Texans faced the Detroit Lions, it ended in a 34-31 overtime victory and a Thanksgiving feast at Ford Field on Nov. 22, 2012.

Houston, coming off an overtime win against Jacksonville, played ten quarters of football just 96 hours apart. Heading into Kid Rock's halftime performance, the Texans trailed 21-14. A controversial 81-yard touchdown run by Justin Forsett and 45-yard field goal by Shayne Graham would tie the game 24-24 with just over two minutes remaining in the third quarter.
 
The Texans never led, but forced the overtime after Arian Foster scored on a one-yard touchdown run with 1:55 remaining in the game. Both the Lions and the Texans would turn the ball over in overtime and miss a field goal. Graham missed wide left from 51 yards, while Detroit's kicker Jason Hanson was no good from 47 yards. With 2:25 remaining in overtime, Graham kicked the game-winning 32-yarder and the Texans became the first team in NFL history to win two overtime games in a span of five days. 

J.J. Watt dominated with three sacks on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, setting a new franchise record for the season (14.5). He surpassed Mario Williams' previous record (14.0) and also added two passes defensed in the win. Two of Watt's sacks came on third downs in the fourth quarter, to knock the Lions out of field goal range. 

Foster rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns. Following his performance, Foster was named FedEx NFL Ground Player of the Week. 

The (4-3) Texans will host the (4-3) Lions on Sunday in their annual Salute to Service Day. Kickoff is set for noon CT.

Texans fans showed up and showed their team spirit at Ford Field in Detroit on Thanksgiving.

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