The gentleman in the picture accompanying this post is Glover Quin. Back in March of 2013, your Houston Texans decided they would be a better team if they let Quin, who at that point was a promising safety entering his prime, walk in free agency (where he quickly signed with the Lions) so they could pursue (and eventually sign) Ed Reed, widely considered to be the best safety of his generation, unquestionably bound for a gold jacket and a bust in Canton. Many Texans fans (including yours truly) were excited by the Reed acquisition, while smarter fans were far more skeptical that the Texans would improve by jettisoning Quin for Reed.
Quin went on to play at a high level for six years in Detroit, where he started every game, before retiring prior to the beginning of the 2019 season. Reed, despite agreeing to a three-year contract to play safety in Houston, played in a mere seven (7) games for the Texans in 2013 before getting cut.
What does this have to do with the Texans and Lions playing tomorrow? Probably nothing. But so help me, if Justin Reid signs with the Lions after the 2021 season and the Texans respond by bringing in Earl Thomas III, know that the McNairs have learned absolutely nothing. Anyway, here’s how to watch the first of the
three two NFL games that’ll be on television tomorrow...
Kickoff Time: 11:30 a.m. CST on Thursday, November 26th.
TV Broadcast: CBS.
Radio Broadcast: Sports Radio 610 (AM), 100.3 (FM), and SXM 226. NFL Game Pass also provides an audio streaming service.
Online Streaming: Viewers in the U.S. can use the NFL Mobile app if they have a Verizon subscription. Everyone else can use the NFL Game Pass subscription service to watch the game.
Opponent Blog: Pride of Detroit.
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NFL Network Replay: To be determined.
In terms of what we'll be doing for the game itself, expect "Countdown To Kickoff" to post at 8 a.m. CST tomorrow. The first open thread for Texans-Lions will go up at 11:15 a.m. CST. We'll add live open threads as necessary during the game, and then we'll have a post-game reaction thread as soon as the game's over.