Jim Schwartz’s temper got the best of him, likely costing the Detroit Lions a much-needed win and providing a snapshot for how a once-promising season has turned sour.
The immediate reaction among NFL coaches and executives to the events of the Thanksgiving game between the Texans and Lions was decisive, as many expressed to me a strong belief that the rule negating replay review when a coach throws a challenge flag on a scoring play needs to be changed.
The left cleat of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh connected with Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in his groin area in their Thanksgiving game.
Justin Forsett scooted up the middle and lunged forward while a couple of Detroit defenders closed in to stop him.
The Houston Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
A Lions spokesman said a coach is not allowed to challenge a scoring play, which is automatically reviewed — and if the coach does throw a challenge flag, the automatic review is negated.
The Houston Texans have put themselves in a position to be the NFL’s first team to seal a spot in the playoffs and to move a step closer toward earning home-field advantage in the AFC.
Jacksonville backup quarterback Chad Henne picked apart the Houston Texans’ highly regarded defense for about three quarters on Sunday.
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.
There are a lot of traditions in the Motor City, like Motown and automobiles, but two of the longest running and most enjoyable will take place on Thanksgiving day when the Lions play and the Thanksgiving Parade heads down Woodward Avenue. This is the perfect time to tailgate and enjoy the parade.