July 27, 2021

5 things to watch: Lions vs. Texans

The Lions are playing for the 81st time on Thanksgiving today in what’s become an annual tradition in Detroit.

The Lions are hosting AFC foe Houston at Ford Field this year. The Texans’ only other Thanksgiving Day game was a 34-31 overtime win over Detroit in 2012.

Here are five things to look out for in today’s matchup:


16 players were on Detroit’s injury report this week with varying degrees of practice availability.

The big news from Wednesday’s report is that Detroit will once again be without the services of Pro Bowl wide receiver Kenny Golladay. He’ll miss his fourth straight contest with a hip injury. Detroit also won’t have wide receiver Danny Amendola for a second straight game, also due to a hip injury.

The news is slightly better for rookie running back D’Andre Swift as he continues to work through the concussion protocol. He’s listed as questionable.

Other players already ruled out are: Cornerback Jeff Okudah (shoulder), defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand (groin), defensive end Austin Bryant (thigh) and cornerback Mike Ford (concussion).

Linebacker Reggie Ragland (ankle) and cornerback Amani Oruwariye (back) are both questionable. Inactives will be released 90 minutes before kickoff.

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