Houston prepares for 1st Thanksgiving game



HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans won’t have long to lament the mistakes they made against the Jacksonville Jaguars before rallying for a wild 43-37 overtime win.

They’ve got a quick turnaround before playing their first Thanksgiving game against Detroit where they’ll look to improve on their franchise-best 9-1 start.

Coach Gary Kubiak says playing four days after an overtime game, “is tough, but I think that’s what builds the character of your team.”

Houston’s normally dominant defense struggled Sunday. The Texans made up for it on offense. Their 640 yards were a franchise record, and Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson both had career days.

Now the Texans face the NFC’s top offense as they begin a three-game road swing that could be critical to their playoff positioning.


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