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Texans vs. Lions: Johnathan Joseph may be game-time decision

Houston's star corner may miss Thursday's game because of injury.

Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

Houston Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph could be a game-time decision for their Thanksgiving Day game against the Detroit Lions. Joseph strained his hamstring in overtime of Houston's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, and his status for this week is still uncertain.

That would be a big break for the Lions, who are once again looking to re-ignite their passing offense. In last week's loss to the Green Bay Packers, Matthew Stafford completed just 17 of his 39 passes for 266 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. That was good for a 54.0 quarterback rating, which was his lowest of the season to date.

The Texans sport one of the league's better passing defenses, having held opposing quarterbacks to just a 77.2 rating and 6.5 yards per attempt. That said, they were shredded by Chad Henne and the Jaguars to the tune of 354 yards and four touchdowns, and the Lions will certainly have a great shot to win if they're anywhere near that successful through the air.