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Week 13 NFL Capsules

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 6:01pm  ET

The Associated Press

HOUSTON (9-1) At DETROIT (4-6)

Thursday, 12:30 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE -- Texans by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Houston 7-3; Detroit 4-6

SERIES RECORD -- Tied 1-1

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Texans No. 1; Lions No. 19

LAST MEETING -- Texans beat Lions 28-21, Oct. 19, 2008

LAST WEEK -- Texans beat Jaguars 43-37 OT; Lions lost to Packers 28-28

TEXANS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (12)

TEXANS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (4), RUSH (2), PASS (7)

LIONS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (2), RUSH (23), PASS (1)

LIONS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (10), RUSH (16), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Texans only NFL team that can clinch spot in playoffs with win and losses from handful of other teams. ... Lions have lost two straight after winning three of four. ... Houston has won four in row overall and is 4-0 on road. ... Detroit has to rally to be in playoffs in consecutive years first time since mid-1990s. ... Texans shooting for first 10-1 start in 11-year history and second straight postseason for first time. ... Texans QB Matt Schaub AFC offensive player of week after completing 43 passes for 527 yards, both totals tied for second most in NFL history, and team-record five TDs in OT win over Jacksonville. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford coming off one of worst games, connecting on 43.6 percent of 39 passes with two INTs and a fumble in loss to Green Bay. .. Schaub 13-1 in last 14 games with 23 TDs and nine INTs. ... Lions leaving WR Titus Young inactive for week after coach Jim Schwartz said second-year pro had "unacceptable" behavior against Packers. ... Houston RB Arian Foster 51 yards rushing from third straight 1,000-yard season. ... Lions rookie LT Riley Reiff, first-round pick, expected to make start in place of Jeff Backus, whose injured right hamstring likely to end 186-game starting streak. ... Texans WR Andre Johnson, who Detroit passed on to draft WR Charles Rogers in 2003, had career-high 273 yards receiving last week. ... Lions, playing 73rd game on Thanksgiving, have lost eight straight and 11 of last 12 in their annual showcase.

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WASHINGTON (4-6) At DALLAS (5-5)

Thursday, 4:15 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE -- Dallas by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Washington 5-5; Dallas 4-6

SERIES RECORD -- Cowboys lead 62-40-2

PRO32 RANKING -- Redskins No. 18; Cowboys No. 16

LAST MEETING -- Cowboys beat Redskins 27-24 OT, Nov. 20, 2011

LAST WEEK -- Redskins beat Eagles 31-6; Cowboys beat Browns 23-20 OT

REDSKINS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (8), RUSH (2), PASS (22)

REDSKINS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (26), RUSH (7), PASS (29)

COWBOYS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (11t), RUSH (29), PASS (7)

COWBOYS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (7), RUSH (13), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Dallas has won three in row, and six of seven, in series. ... Cowboys' 62 wins over Redskins most over any team. ... Dallas 28-15-1 on Thanksgiving Day. ... Redskins 0-6 against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. ... Robert Griffin III last week became first rookie in NFL with 200 yards passing, four passing TDs and 75 yards rushing in same game. ... Griffin played one college game at Cowboys Stadium, last Nov. 26 when he completed 7 of 11 passes for 106 yards and a TD, and ran 14 times for 62 yards and two scores in first half for Baylor against Texas Tech. He didn't return in second half because of concussion-like symptoms. ... RGIII needs 145 yards passing to break Norm Snead's team rookie record of 2,337 set in 1961. Only 94 yards shy of breaking Cam Newton's NFL rookie QB single-season rushing record of 706. ... Redskins have gone three consecutive games without turnover, longest streak since at least 1950. ... Washington LB London Fletcher set to play 235th consecutive game, tied for NFL's longest active streak. ... Tony Romo 5-0 on Thanksgiving Day with 14 TDs and four interceptions. Danny White is only Cowboys starting QB with more turkey day wins (seven) ... Romo 14 passing attempts from 3,000 career. ... Dallas playing second of five home games in six-week span. ... Based on Cowboys coaching film, LB Sean Lee (77 tackles) still team's leading tackler even though he hasn't played last four games since season-ending big toe injury. LB Bruce Carter has 71.

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NEW ENGLAND (7-3) At NEW YORK JETS (4-6)

Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE -- Patriots by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- New England 5-4; New York 5-4

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