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Houston Texans beat Detroit Lions, 20-13

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The Houston Texans beat the Detroit Lions, 20-13 on Sunday to remain perfect at home and remain leaders in the AFC South. The Texans led 14-3 at halftime and cruised to the win, their fifth in eight games.

Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler had 186 passing yards on 20-of-29 completions with a touchdown. He was sacked three times but did enough to lead his team to victory.

“I’m not concerned about the criticism. Getting a win at home going into the bye to really put an exclamation mark on the first half of the season means so much to me.” Osweiler stated to ESPN about being criticized for his past few games

Wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins had 44 yards on 4 catches while C.J. Fiedorowicz had 43 yards on 5 catches with a touchdown. Lamar Miller got the bulk of the assignment on the ground with 56 yards on 17 carries with one touchdown.

The Detroit Lions dropped to 4-4 and had a three-game winning streak snapped with the road loss to the Houston Texans. Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 240 yards on 27 of 41 completions with one touchdown, but the Lions’ offense was contained in the first three-quarters.

“We couldn’t put enough points on the board, offensively, in the first half, we were just stagnant. Defensively, we stopped the run until midway through the third quarter and they really took control on the ground. We just didn’t play as well as we’re capable of,” Lions head coach Jim Caldwell added about their offensive struggles.

The Detroit Lions face their division rivals Minnesota Vikings (5-1) in their next game. The Houston Texans have an easy schedule in their next game taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars before the big matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

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