Houston 34, Detroit 31

Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:30 PM
WHEN: 12:30 PM EST, Thursday, November 22, 2012
WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Houston 0 14 10 7 3 34
Detroit 7 14 3 7 0 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 10-1 5-1 5-0 W5
Detroit 4-7 2-3 2-4 L3


Texans 34, Lions 31 (OT):
Shayne Graham kicked a 32-yard field goal 12:39 into overtime and Arian Foster rushed for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns as visiting Houston extended Detroit’s Thanksgiving misery.

Matt Schaub passed for 315 yards and a score and Andre Johnson hauled in nine receptions for 188 yards for the Texans (10-1), who turned the ball over once and survived a missed field goal in overtime to win their fifth straight game.

Matthew Stafford went 31-of-61 for 441 yards and two touchdowns, but Jason Hanson had a 47-yard field goal attempt in overtime slam off the upright and the Lions (4-7) turned the ball over once in the extra period. Detroit has lost nine straight on Thanksgiving.

The Lions held a 24-14 lead after opening the third quarter with a 12-play drive that ended with Hanson’s 46-yard field goal. The Texans needed only two plays to respond, with Justin Forsett breaking free for an 81-yard touchdown run.

Houston tied it 24-24 on Graham’s 45-yard field goal later in the third and the teams traded touchdowns in the fourth. Foster’s 1-yard plunge knotted it up at 31-31 with 1:58 to play and Detroit punted on the ensuing possession, sending it to overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Calvin Johnson caught eight passes for 140 yards and a touchdown and Joique Bell rushed for 47 yards and a score for the Lions. … Detroit TE Brandon Pettigrew fumbled on the opening possession in overtime. … The Texans totaled 205 yards on 28 carries and scored three TDs on the ground.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Detroit
Arian Foster Player Joique Bell
20 Attempts 5
102 Yards 47
5.1 Avg Yards 9.4
2 Touchdowns 1
15 Long 26
Houston   Detroit
Andre Johnson Player Calvin Johnson
9 Receptions 8
188 Yards 140
20.9 Avg Yards 17.5
0 Touchdowns 1
43 Long 35

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Houston 501 205 296 4 2 0 3.0 1
Detroit 525 106 419 4 1 1 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Indianapolis . The Lions have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Tennessee. The Texans have a W/L % of .909 after a win and .909 after a loss.