TEXANS 41, LIONS 25

3 takeaways from the Texans 41-25 win over the Lions

Texans get the win on Thanksgiving. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Texans recorded their fourth win of the season on Thursday, beating the Detroit Lions 41-25. Here are 3 observations from the win:

1) The defense showed up. In a season when the Texans have struggled to get turnovers, the defense already had three just a few seconds into the second quarter. The most exciting being a pick-six by JJ Watt.

2) The Texans were able to capitalize on the turnovers. After Bradley Roby recovered a Lions fumble in the first quarter, the Texans were able to make Detroit pay. Deshaun Watson threw a TD pass to CJ Prosise which gave the Texans a 13-7 lead. Not having to settle for field goals made a big difference early in the game. Houston also scored another TD with a pass to Duke Johnson, and Ka'imi Fairbairn made a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter.

3) Deshaun Watson is playing the best football of his career. Outside of the Texans being unable to score a TD on an opening drive once again, it was another terrific performance from Deshaun Watson. The Texans scored 18 more points in the second half and Watson finished the game with 318 passing yards and 4 TDs helping the Texans improve their record to 4-7.

Next up: The Texans host the Colts (7-3) at NRG on December 6 at noon.

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