Lions-Texans Capsule

DETROIT (4-3) at HOUSTON (4-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, FOX

OPENING LINE - Texans by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 4-3, Houston 3-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Texans lead 2-1

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Lions 34-31, OT, Nov. 22, 2012

LAST WEEK - Lions beat Redskins 20-17; Texans lost to Broncos 27-9

AP PRO32 RANKING - Lions No. 14, Texans No. 17

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (24), PASS (12).

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (19), PASS (23).

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (12), PASS (30).

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (29), PASS (2).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw for 441 yards and two TDs in last meeting vs. Houston. He is fourth in NFL with 15 TD passes. ... RB Zach Zenner had first career TD last week on 1-yard run. ... WR Anquan Boldin is looking for third straight game with TD reception. ... WR Golden Tate had 93 yards receiving last week. ... DE Armonty Bryant has had sack in two of last three games. ... DE Brandon Copeland forced first fumble of career last week. ... DE Kerry Hyder has three sacks in past two games against AFC. ... LB Tahir Whitehead led team with 12 tackles last week and has had nine or more tackles in six of last seven games. He is fourth in NFL with 67 tackles. ... S Glover Quin has three interceptions in last six games vs. AFC. ... Texans look for sixth straight win at home. ... QB Brock Osweiler is 4-0 at home this season. Seven of his eight TD passes have come at home. ... RB Lamar Miller ranks fifth in NFL with 581 yards rushing. ... Rookie WR Will Fuller has 292 yards receiving in three home games. His 349 yards receiving rank second among rookies. ... TE C.J. Fiedorowicz has 133 yards receiving with two TDs in last two home games. ... LB Benardrick McKinney is first on team and second in NFL with 69 tackles. ... Jadeveon Clowney leads NFL defensive ends with eight tackles for losses. He has five tackles for losses in last four games. ... LB Whitney Mercilus has 2 1/2 sacks and three tackles for losses in past three games. ... CB A.J. Bouye led Houston with 11 tackles against Denver. ... Fantasy Tip: Osweiler has had trouble getting ball to DeAndre Hopkins, but Houston continues to focus on changing that. He could be in for breakout game after scoring touchdown in his last two games against NFC North.

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