Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • HOU 501
    • 525 DET
  • Turnovers

    • HOU 1
    • 1 DET
  • Possession

    HOU DET
    37:01 35:38
  • 1st Downs

    • HOU 26
    • 29 DET

Game Information

Ford Field
,
Coverage: CBS
  • Detroit, MI 48226
  • Line: HOU -3.0
Attendance: 64,827
100%
Capacity: 64,500
Referees: Walt Coleman
11/22/2012 Associated Press

Texans prevail in OT after Schwartz's miscue

Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left overtime lifted the Houston Texans to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after the Lions' coach made a costly mistake in regulation.

Scoring Summary

CBS1234OTT
Texans014107334
Lions71437031
first QuarterHOUDET
TD
10:01
Mikel Leshoure 2 Yard Run
12 plays, 80 yards, 5:02
06
XP
9:58
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
12 plays, 80 yards, 5:02
07
second QuarterHOUDET
TD
11:02
Arian Foster 6 Yard Run
7 plays, 74 yards, 3:42
67
XP
10:57
Shayne Graham Kick is Good
7 plays, 74 yards, 3:42
77
TD
6:04
Mike Thomas 5 Yard Pass From Matthew Stafford
10 plays, 83 yards, 4:57
713
XP
6:00
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
10 plays, 83 yards, 4:57
714
TD
2:15
Owen Daniels 9 Yard Pass From Matt Schaub
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:49
1314
XP
2:11
Shayne Graham Kick is Good
8 plays, 75 yards, 3:49
1414
TD
1:56
Calvin Johnson 22 Yard Pass From Matthew Stafford
2 plays, 59 yards, 0:22
1420
XP
1:49
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
2 plays, 59 yards, 0:22
1421
third QuarterHOUDET
FG
7:08
Jason Hanson 46 Yard Field Goal is Good
12 plays, 50 yards, 6:28
1424
TD
6:50
Justin Forsett 81 Yard Run
3 plays, 147 yards, 0:28
2024
XP
6:35
Shayne Graham Kick is Good
3 plays, 147 yards, 0:28
2124
FG
2:40
Shayne Graham 45 Yard Field Goal is Good
7 plays, 40 yards, 3:00
2424
fourth QuarterHOUDET
TD
13:36
Joique Bell 23 Yard Run
8 plays, 67 yards, 4:05
2430
XP
13:31
Jason Hanson Kick is Good
8 plays, 67 yards, 4:05
2431
TD
1:58
Arian Foster 1 Yard Run
15 plays, 97 yards, 5:43
3031
XP
1:55
Shayne Graham Kick is Good
15 plays, 97 yards, 5:43
3131
OvertimeHOUDET
FG
2:25
Shayne Graham 32 Yard Field Goal is Good
6 plays, 49 yards, 2:11
3431

Research Notes

  • The Lions are allowing a half-yard more per play (.52) with Ndamukong Suh on the field this season than off the field.

  • Lions Thanksgiving Opponents - Since 2007

    Opp W-LResult
    2012Texans9-1Lost
    2011Packers10-0Lost
    2010Patriots8-2Lost
    2009Packers6-4Lost
    2008Titans10-1Lost
    2007Packers9-1Lost
    *Opponents combined W-L: 52-9

  • Andre Johnson finished the day with nine catches for 188 yards, 66 of which came after the catch. In the last two weeks, Johnson has 23 receptions for 461 yards, including 158 yards after catch. Johnson had 209 yards after catch over the first nine games of the season. According to Elias, Johnson's 461 receiving yards in back-to-back games is the most in NFL history.

  • Texans quarterback Matt Schaub was 9-of-12 for 112 yards and a touchdown on third down Thursday against the Lions, who only sent five or more pass rushers on one of Schaub's 12 third-down dropbacks during the game. Schaub had faced added pressure on 31 of 86 third-down dropbacks entering the game.

  • With top cornerback Johnathan Joseph out with a hamstring injury, Calvin Johnson had five catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Johnson tied a season high with three catches on throws at least 20 yards downfield, largely against backup cornerback Alan Ball. Johnson faced different coverages in the second half, including matchups with Kareem Jackson, and finished with three catches for 37 yards after halftime.

  • J.J. Watt had a career-high three sacks on Thursday as well as two passes batted down at the line of scrimmage. Watt disrupted five of Matthew Stafford's 65 dropbacks (7.7 percent), further cementing his reputation as the league's most disruptive defensive player.

  • According to ESPN Stats and Information's expected points model, Lions coach Jim Schwartz cost his team 6.5 expected points by trying to challenge Justin Forsett's third-quarter touchdown run. Video replays showed Forsett may have been down, but Schwartz's attempt to challenge a scoring play (which would have been automatically reviewed) nullified the video replay and made Forsett's 81-yard run stand in addition to earning Detroit a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

  • Most Receiving Yards in Back-to-Back Games - NFL History

    2012Andre Johnson HOU461*
    2006Chad Johnson CIN450
    1989John Taylor SF448
    1995Jerry Rice SF442
    *188 Thursday at Lions

  • The Texans came into the game ranking in the top 4 in the NFL in several key defensive category, but struggled with the Lions offense today, and needed overtime to improve to 10-1.

  • Andre Johnson finished with 188 receiving yards, the 2nd-highest total all-time on Thanksgiving, trailing only Jim Benton's 303 in 1945.Johnson now has 461 yards in his last 2 games, in a 5-day span.

  • There are only two previous instances in NFL history of teams playing two overtime games in a five-day span... and they're from the same game!The Vikings defeated the Bears 33-27 in OT on Thursday, December 1, 1994.BOTH teams had played overtime in their previous games the Sunday before (November 27). The Vikings lost to Tampa Bay, while the Bears beat Arizona.

  • This is the 5th Thanksgiving Day game to go into overtime, and the first since 2005, when the Broncos beat the Cowboys on a Jason Elam 24-yard FG. The Lions have been involved in 3 of the 5 Thanksgiving OT games, including the controversial 1998 Jerome Bettis coin flip game.

  • Think the Texans miss Johnathan Joseph? In the first half, Calvin Johnson had already tied his season high with three catches on throws at least 20 yards downfield. Johnson finished the half with five catches for 103 yards and a touchdown.

  • Mikel Leshoure's 2-yard TD run against the Texans was the first rushing TD the Texans have allowed this season. Over the last 80 seasons, only the 2011 49ers went more games into the season before allowing a rushing TD.

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