Thanksgiving contest in Detroit set for Texans and Lions

The Texans will celebrate Turkey Day with a game in Detroit.

Houston faces the Lions at 11:30 a.m. CT on Thanksgiving Day, which falls on Thursday, November 26. The game will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Detroit was 3-12-1 in 2019. The Lions have played on every Thanksgiving since 1934, and Texans general manager/head coach Bill O'Brien is looking forward to the 2020 contest there.

"That's what it's all about: football and turkey on Thanksgiving, and we'll be a part of that," O'Brien said.

The two squads played on Thanksgiving the last time the game was in Detroit, and Houston triumphed in overtime by a 34-31 margin. That victory pushed the Texans' record to 10-1, and they'd eventually finish 12-4 with an AFC South title.

In the 2019 preseason, the Lions practiced in Houston for a couple days before playing a game at NRG Stadium with the Texans. The last regular season meeting was in 2016, which the Texans won, 20-13. Houston is 3-1 all-time against Detroit."

"That's another great opportunity," O'Brien said. "Just such an NFL tradition, to be one of the teams to be able to play the Detroit Lions, who are always on Thanksgiving. I've coached in that game before and it's an exciting game to be a part of."

Texans safety and special teams standout A.J. Moore has a twin brother named C.J., who is also in the secondary and a special teams contributor for the Lions.