My lasting memory of Thanksgiving 2012 is of the Lions and Texans. That was when head coach Jim Schwartz tried to challenge a play he wasn’t allowed to challenge, got penalized for it, calamity, things of that nature. Jason Hanson missed a field goal in overtime and Gunther Cunningham drop kicked his playbook.
Anyway, it’s great to see both teams are in much better spirits this time around.
That’s a lie. The Detroit Lions are barely keeping their head above the rising waters. Matt Patricia is the odds-on favorite as the next head coach fired in the NFL. The offense doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing and the defense is, as always, no bueno.
For the Texans, the apocalypse has already happened. Bill O’Brien was metaphorically defenestrated, leaving Romeo Crenell to steer this ship through the sobbing night. No one can say what the future holds for the Texans, but Deshaun Watson is still a great quarterback and Houston is coming off a spirited win over the New England Patriots.
Ford Field will be empty on Thanksgiving, allowing everyone to spend turkey time sufficiently quarantined, and quarantined from this game. Nevertheless, you can, in spite of any evidence to the contrary, still watch this game on television.
How to watch Texans-Lions
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Ford Field — Detroit, MI
Week 12 TV Map: Courtesy of 506 Sports here
Online streaming: Yahoo Sports app, Fox Sports Go
Local radio: WJR-AM NEWS TALK 760
Radio announcers: Dan Miller, Lomas Brown
Odds: Houston -3, 51.5 o/u