October 30 2016 @ 01:05 PM ET
NFL | Lions at Texans

Lions

(4-3) (-2)
Game Log

Texans

(4-3) (2-)
Game Log
Line: HOU -2.5
O/U: 45.5
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NFL Team Rankings

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Lions Texans
24 Rush Off 11
12 Pass Off 30
16 Total Off 29
11 Score Off 31
27 Sks Allowed 13
19 Rush Def 29
23 Pass Def 2
25 Total Def 8
21 Score Def 14
14 Sks By 11
29 YPG Diff 17
1 Total TO’s -6

Phil Steele's Rankings

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Lions Texans
21 Team Offense 28
27 Team Defense 13
1 Special Teams 20
Experience Rankings
24 Strength of Schedule 1

Offensive Averages

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Lions

Texans

Conf. Overall Overall Conf.
21-58 23-89 Rushing Yards 27-116 26-137
2.8 3.9 Yards Per Carry 4.3 5.3
282 259 Passing Yards 204 250
26-39 24-34 Completion Percentage 22-38 25-38
19 21 First Downs 18 24
6.5% 7.5% Sacks Allowed 4.9% 2.6%

Defensive Averages

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Lions

Texans

Conf. Overall Overall Conf.
27-119 24-112 Rushing Yards 31-135 32-143
4.5 4.7 Yards Per Carry 4.4 4.5
248 273 Passing Yards 185 214
22-30 26-35 Completion Percentage 17-29 17-31
20 22 First Downs 17 18
6.7% 6.1% Sacks Allowed 8% 6.6%

Position by Position Edge

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Lions Texans
.64 QB/WR’s vs. DB's
RB’s vs. LB’s 1.03
OL's vs. DL's .12
.89 DL’s vs. OL's
LB’s vs. RB’s 1.31
DB's vs. QB/WR's .50
2.04 ST's vs. ST's
.89 K vs. K
.48 Coaches vs. Coaches
4.93 Pts vs. Pts 2.96
Positional Edge Awarded to
Lion by 1.97

Team Leaders

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Lions Texans
Passing Leaders
M. Stafford 164-241-1914-15-4 B. Osweiller 156-268-1533-8-8
Rushing Leaders
T. Riddick 50-171-3.4-1 L. Miller 136-581-4.3-1
A. Abdullah 24-117-4.9-0 A. Blue 30-161-5.4-0
Receiving Leaders
M. Jones 33-623-18.9-4 D. Hopkins 36-390-10.8-3
G. Tate 31-392-12.6-1 W. Fuller 24-349-14.5-2

Last Five Years Meetings

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Year Team Rank Line Score FD Rushing Comp-Att-Yds TO’s
2012 HOU - -3 34 26 28-205 29-48-296
DET - 50.5 31 29 23-106 31-61-419 0

Phil's Computer Projected Box Score

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Lions Texans
106 yds Projected Rushing 117 yds
214 yds Projected Passing 244 yds
320 yds Projected Yardage Total 360 yds
20 pts Projected Final Score 22 pts
Phil's Ratings
Lions by 1.5
Phil's Game Grade
Texans by 2.4

Phil's Forecast

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Weather: Roof closed during inclimate weather - The Lions clearly took advantage of their home cooking the past 3 weeks with 3 straight victories including LW against the Redskins in come-from-behind fashion (GW TD w/:16 left). They now head to HOU to take on a Texans squad that's been solid at home and dismal on the road including LW's struggles on MNF in DEN. While my forecast does call for just a 2 point win for the Texans, I'll go ahead and give them a bigger edge as HOU's previously mentioned road losses have come against some very solid squads in NE, MIN and DEN.

Texans Game Log

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Date Foe Foe Record Foe Conf. Record Score W/L
09/11/2016 Saints 0-0 0-0 35-34 L
09/18/2016 Giants 1-0 0-0 13-16 L
09/26/2016 Saints 0-2 0-0 45-32 L
10/16/2016 Saints 1-3 0-1 38-41 L
10/23/2016 Chiefs 3-2 2-0 21-27 L
10/30/2016 Saints 2-4 1-1 20-25 L
11/06/2016 49ers 1-6 1-2 41-23 L
11/13/2016 Saints 4-4 1-1 25-23 L
11/17/2016 Panthers 3-6 0-3 20-23 L
11/27/2016 Saints 4-6 1-2 21-49 L
12/04/2016 Saints 5-6 1-2 28-13 L
12/11/2016 Buccaneers 7-5 2-1 11-16 L
12/18/2016 Cardinals 5-7 2-1 48-41 L

Phil Steele Opponent Ranking

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Team Score Off Def ST
Saints 35/34 27 25 14
Giants 13/16 11 23 7
Saints 45/32 9 32 30
Saints 38/41 3 32 23
Chiefs 21/27 14 7 21
Saints 20/25 2 31 17
49ers 41/23 32 32 27
Saints 25/23 #2 #31 #19
Panthers 20/23 #16 #13 #25
Saints 21/49 #2 #28 #3
Saints 28/13 #1 #29 #24
Buccaneers 11/16 #9 #7 #15
Cardinals 48/41 #11 #6 #32

Offensive Game Log

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Team Score FD RA-RY YPC Comp-Att Yds Pass Sks
Saints 35/34 25 26-167 6.4 24-38 319 0
Giants 13/16 16 13-41 3.2 29-44 247 2
Saints 45/32 26 31-217 7 20-30 225 2
Saints 38/41 32 27-103 3.8 27-47 303 2
Chiefs 21/27 27 22-104 4.7 37-48 359 1
Saints 20/25 15 17-74 4.4 23-36 285 1
49ers 41/23 29 42-248 5.9 28-39 323 1
Saints 25/23 24 37-103 2.8 25-40 234 6
Panthers 20/23 28 25-107 4.3 35-44 264 3
Saints 21/49 13 17-69 4.1 20-32 178 3
Saints 28/13 24 23-85 3.7 30-42 337 2
Buccaneers 11/16 14 16-48 2.9 25-41 248 1
Cardinals 48/41 33 32-130 4.1 27-48 358 3
Overall 18 27-116 4.3 22-38 204 4.9%
Conf. 24 26-137 5.3 25-38 250 2.6%
home 20 30-125 4.1 23-36 242 4.2%

Defensive Game Log

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Team Score FD RA-RY YPC Comp-Att Yds Pass Sks
Saints 35/34 27 22-88 4 28-42 419 1
Giants 13/16 22 32-64 2 32-41 353 2
Saints 45/32 32 23-115 5 36-54 359 2
Saints 38/41 23 21-63 3 34-49 460 1
Chiefs 21/27 20 28-112 4 17-24 214 0
Saints 20/25 28 35-123 3.5 27-35 252 2
49ers 41/23 19 17-93 5.5 24-39 393 1
Saints 25/23 19 21-80 3.8 21-29 293 1
Panthers 20/23 17 27-50 1.9 14-33 173 2
Saints 21/49 27 32-209 6.5 29-37 346 2
Saints 28/13 20 12-50 4.2 31-44 319 1
Buccaneers 11/16 21 35-104 3 16-26 166 2
Cardinals 48/41 26 15-116 7.7 28-40 309 1
Overall 17 31-135 4.4 17-29 185 8%
Conf. 18 32-143 4.5 17-31 214 6.6%
home 16 26-119 4.6 18-32 196 10.2%

Net Yards

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Team Yards FD TO's
Saints -21 -2 1
Giants -129 -6 3
Saints -32 -6 2
Saints -117 9 -1
Chiefs 137 7 -2
Saints -16 -13 0
49ers 85 10 4
Saints -36 5 2
Panthers 148 11 -2
Saints -308 -14 -1
Saints 53 4 3
Buccaneers 24 -7 -3
Cardinals 63 7 1
Overall -0.3 0 -6
Conf. 30.5 6 -1
home 52.3 4 0

Lions Game Log

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Date Foe Foe Record Foe Conf. Record Score W/L
09/12/2016 49ers 0-0 0-0 0-28 L
09/18/2016 Rams 0-1 0-1 3-9 L
09/25/2016 Buccaneers 1-1 1-0 37-32 L
10/09/2016 Rams 3-1 3-1 30-19 L
10/16/2016 Rams 3-2 2-1 31-28 W
10/23/2016 Rams 3-3 2-1 17-10 L
11/06/2016 Rams 3-4 2-1 13-10 L
11/13/2016 Jets 3-6 1-1 9-6 L
11/20/2016 Rams 4-5 2-1 14-10 L
11/27/2016 Saints 4-6 1-2 21-49 L
12/04/2016 Patriots 9-2 3-1 10-26 L
12/11/2016 Rams 4-8 2-1 42-14 L
12/15/2016 Seahawks 8-4 1-1 3-24 L

Phil Steele Opponent Rankings

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Team Score Off Def ST
49ers 0/28 31 26 31
Rams 3/9 31 15 6
Buccaneers 37/32 10 15 26
Rams 30/19 32 14 2
Rams 31/28 32 15 3
Rams 17/10 31 14 3
Rams 13/10 31 11 4
Jets 9/6 #23 #13 #25
Rams 14/10 #32 #6 #4
Saints 21/49 #2 #28 #3
Patriots 10/26 #6 #10 #13
Rams 42/14 #31 #10 #4
Seahawks 3/24 #17 #2 #17

Offensive Game Log

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Team Score FD RA-RY YPC Comp-Att Yds Pass Sks
49ers 0/28 10 23-65 2.8 17-35 120 2
Rams 3/9 17 24-67 2.8 22-35 239 2
Buccaneers 37/32 18 33-137 4.2 14-26 183 1
Rams 30/19 15 27-193 7.1 12-23 112 2
Rams 31/28 20 26-83 3.2 23-31 265 1
Rams 17/10 13 20-36 1.8 24-37 196 0
Rams 13/10 16 25-59 2.4 20-32 185 5
Jets 9/6 16 34-125 3.7 17-30 155 3
Rams 14/10 17 19-98 5.2 24-34 142 4
Saints 21/49 13 17-69 4.1 20-32 178 3
Patriots 10/26 7 13-86 2.8 14-32 125 4
Rams 42/14 18 25-66 2.6 18-30 220 2
Seahawks 3/24 13 11-47 4.3 18-35 136 4
Overall 21 23-89 3.9 24-34 259 7.5%
Conf. 19 21-58 2.8 26-39 282 6.5%
away 22 22-77 3.6 27-39 299 5.2%

Defensive Game Log

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Team Score FD RA-RY YPC Comp-Att Yds Pass Sks
49ers 0/28 28 42-150 3.6 22-35 170 0
Rams 3/9 17 25-64 2.6 19-30 219 3
Buccaneers 37/32 30 22-83 3.8 26-58 389 2
Rams 30/19 23 29-102 3.5 21-31 243 4
Rams 31/28 23 22-76 3.5 27-32 311 1
Rams 17/10 20 20-74 3.7 32-53 271 3
Rams 13/10 18 17-59 3.5 27-46 280 4
Jets 9/6 17 25-139 5.6 19-32 157 1
Rams 14/10 12 28-102 3.6 17-31 125 1
Saints 21/49 27 32-209 6.5 29-37 346 2
Patriots 10/26 20 29-133 4.6 33-46 269 0
Rams 42/14 21 23-104 4.5 24-41 208 3
Seahawks 3/24 19 30-72 2.4 19-26 227 2
Overall 22 24-112 4.7 26-35 273 6.1%
Conf. 20 27-119 4.5 22-30 248 6.7%
away 22 24-106 4.4 25-36 288 5.6%

Net Yards

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Team Yards FD TO's
49ers -135 -18 -1
Rams 23 0 -1
Buccaneers -152 -12 0
Rams -40 -8 3
Rams -39 -3 1
Rams -113 -7 2
Rams -95 -2 1
Jets -16 -1 1
Rams 13 5 0
Saints -308 -14 -1
Patriots -241 -13 -2
Rams -26 -3 5
Seahawks -116 -6 1
Overall -36.4 0 1
Conf. -25.5 -1 -3
away -17.7 .3 -3

By Game Yardage Leaders

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Opponent Passing Leaders
49ers C. Keenum 17-35-130-0-2
Rams R. Wilson 22-35-254-0-0
Buccaneers C. Keenum 14-26-190-2-1
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By Game Yardage Leaders

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Opponent Rushing Leaders
49ers T. Gurley 17-47-2.8-0
Rams C. Michael 10-60-0.0-0
Buccaneers T. Gurley 27-85-3.1-2
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By Game Yardage Leaders

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Opponent Receiving Leaders
49ers K. Britt 4-67-16.8-0
Rams T. Lockett 4-99-0.0-0
Buccaneers T. Austin 5-82-16.4-1
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Phil's Pick

Texans 24

Lions 20