If the latest Detroit Lions schedule leak is true, a lot of Detroit fans are about to relive one of the most painful Thanksgiving Day memories in Lions history.
The two teams faced off on Thanksgiving eight years ago, in a game that turned out to be quite infamous. Despite dominating the game for nearly all four quarters, the Texans were able to tie the game up late thanks to a controversial rule.
Down 24-14 in the third quarter, Texans running back Justin Forsett ran for an 81-yard touchdown, but replay clearly showed both his knee and forearm were down after a mere 7-yard gain. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz angrily threw the challenge flag immediately upon seeing the replay, but this was the first season in which touchdowns were automatically reviewed. Throwing a challenge flag in this scenario resulted in a penalty and a cancellation of the review. The touchdown stood, and the Texans would end up winning in overtime.
Now the Lions will reportedly get their opportunity to get revenge this year on Thursday, November 26.