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NFL Preview: Texans at Lions

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0  Updated at 2:19 pm, November 21st, 2012 By:
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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(DETROIT) — The Houston Texans will head to Detroit to build on their 9-1 season on Thursday against the Lions.

Houston takes a four-game winning streak into Thursday and quarterback Matt Schaub is coming off a game in which he passed for 527 yards — tied for the second-most in an NFL game — and a franchise-best five touchdowns in the team’s win over the Jaguars last Sunday.

This will be the Texans first taste of playing on Thanksgiving; the Lions are 33-37-2 on Turkey Day.

“It’s always exciting to be able to have a big Thanksgiving Day at home,” said Lions defensive end Ndamukong Suh.  “I look forward to it every single year.”

The Lions (4-6) are coming off a 24-20 loss to the Packers but Schaub isn’t looking past the Lions’ defensive front line.

“Everyone on their defensive front’s very good, he’s [Suh] a good football player,” said Schaub.  “Our guys up front are ready for the challenge.  We’ve just got to go play ball.”

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