Texans edge Lions 34-31 in overtime
The Houston Texans beat the Detroit Lions 34-31 in overtime on a wild Thanksgiving Day game.
Detroit grabbed the lead in the first quarter on running back Mikel Leshoure’s 2-yard touchdown run and took a 21-14 lead into halftime. A 46-yard Jason Hanson field goal halfway through the third quarter put the Lions up 10, but the Texans would battle back and ultimately erase two deficits in the second half to send the game into overtime.
From there, neither team looked like they wanted to win it, as both Houston and Detroit turned the ball over and missed game-winning field goal attempts during the extra session. Nevertheless, Texans’ kicker Shayne Graham clinched the game for Houston when he hit a 32-yard field goal with 2:21 remaining.
The win gave the Texans their second five-game winning streak of the season and also ensured that they remained unbeaten on the road so far this year, according to the Houston Chronicle.
For the Lions the loss now means that they have dropped nine straight Thanksgiving Day games, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Houston will travel to Tennessee to play the Titans next Sunday, while Detroit hosts the Indianapolis Colts.