Richmond Times-Dispatch

TEXANS(3-7) AT LIONS (4- 6)


Time: 12:30 p.m. (CBS) Line: Houston by 2 ½

The skinny: Detroit will host its 81st holiday game dating to 1934. In a 20- 0 loss to Carolina last week, the Lions played like willing pallbearer­s to coach Matt Patricia’s time in Motown, like a team that doesn’t much care anymore. Houston is clawing back from an 0- 4 start with improved defense lately and with continued strong play by quarterbac­k DeshaunWat­son. Houston has won eight of past nine as a road favorite, while Detroit has lost eight in a row as a home underdog. The pick: Houston

— Greg Cote, the Miami Herald

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