BLOG RECAP: Lions playoff hopes bleak after overtime loss

DETROIT (AP) - It was a game filled with enough up's and down's to last a full season. The Texans beat the Lions, 34-31 in overtime, putting Detroit's playoff hopes in the "bleak" category.

The Lions have now lost ten of their last 11 Thanksgiving Day games, last winning on Turkey Day in 2003.
   

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4:41 p.m.

Shane Graham's kick barely sneaks through, giving the Lions playoff hopes a bleak chance. Texans win 34-31.

4:28 p.m.

The craziness continues. Houston to Houston. Chris Houston intercepts Matt Schaub's pass. Detroit has to give Hanson a chance to hit one here.

4:23 p.m.

This game has had enough twists and turns to last a full season. Ball bounces off Broyles for a perceived interception. Call overturned and Houston takes over after another stellar punt from Harris.

4:15 p.m.

Houston attempts a 51-yard field goal, misses. Lions ball.

4:07 p.m.

Lions turn over the ball, Texans Sharpton picks up the football.

3:59 p.m.

Game heads to overtime!

3:48 p.m.

Houston scores a touchdown. Tie game, 31-31.

3:45 p.m.

Houston gets another first down at the 15-yard line.

3:42 p.m.

Have you had your Thanksgiving Day meal yet? Are you starting to feel sleepy? Stay awake! 3:30 left in 4th quarter.

3:32 p.m.

Officials throw flag on Houston for hitting a defenseless receiver, Lions gain an extra 15 yards.

3:25 p.m.

Stafford sacked in the 4th quarter. Texans go back on the offense inside the 15 yard line.

3:12 p.m.

Bell drives in a touchdown for the Lions. Detroit goes up 31-24.

3:09 p.m.

End of the 3rd quarter. Texans 24, Lions 24.

3:08 p.m.

Texans 24, Lions 24

2:47 p.m.

Controversial call, Houston scores touchdown after no whistle on player down. Lions call review on the play.

2:38 p.m.

Lions 1st & 10, Smith picks up 6 yards .

2:28 p.m.

Lions sack the Houston QB at the start of the 3rd quarter.

2: 20 p.m.

Kid Rock is sporting a sparkly blue suit jacket as he entertains the crowd.

2:18 p.m.

Kid Rock takes the stage during the Lions halftime show.

2:10 p.m.

Lions lead the Texans at halftime, 21-14.

2:02 p.m.

Touchdown after catch from Calvin Johnson. Lions go up 21-14.

1:58 p.m.

Broyles takes the ball to the 20-yard line.

1:55 p.m.

Daniels scores a touchdown for Houston. Game tied, 14-14.

1:54 p.m.

Houston at 3rd & 7.

1:44 p.m.

Thomas catches a great throw from Stafford in the end zone. Touchdown, Lions. Detroit up 7-14.

1:43 p.m.

Calvin Johnson with three great snags, and a catch from Pettigrew puts the Lions 5 yards out.

1:33 p.m.

Texans Foster drives and grabs a touchdown for Houston. Game tied 7-7.

1:30 p.m.

Texans get the ball right inside the 20-yard line with a drive. Houston has their first threat of the game.

1:25    p.m.

End of first quarter. Lions still up 7-0 over Texans.

1:22 p.m.

Flag on the play takes away a nice drive by LeShoure.

1:19 p.m.

Lions receive the ball at the 10-yard line.

1:16 p.m.

Officials rule Houston still has the football at their own 45-yard line.

1:11 p.m.

Detroit is challenging the ruling on the field that the receiver did not touch the ball. If it did, Detroit will have the take away.

1:03 p.m.

Flag thrown against the Texans. 15-yard penalty. Houston backs up to the 56-yard line.

1:01 p.m.

Houston catches the ball at the 41 yard line.

12:57 p.m.

Texans come up short. Lions go back on the offense.

12:54 p.m.

Houston taking their turn at driving down the field.

12:48 p.m.

Touchdown, Detroit Lions! Leshoure drives it into the end zone. Lions up 7-0.

12:47 p.m.

Incomplete pass to Broyles in the end zone.

12:45 p.m.

Lions past the 50 yard line after a pass to Leshoure.

12:42 p.m.

The Lions pick up 25 yards, clean throw from Stafford to Broyles.

12:40 p.m.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford sacked on the first play of the game.

12:35 p.m.

Alto Reed plays the Star Spangled Banner on the saxophone to start the Lions game at Ford Field.

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