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How to watch Texans-Lions on Thanksgiving via live online stream

We go over how you can watch the Thanksgiving day matchup between Texans and the Lions in Week 12.

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Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws the ball during warmups before the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans will kick off Week 12 with a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Detroit Lions on Thursday. Neither team appears to be contending for a playoff spot but will duke it out on the big stage. This matchup will be the first of three Thanksgiving games and is set to kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

Deshaun Watson has had some success with Will Fuller V and Brandin Cooks as his top pass catchers, but neither wideout can measure up to DeAndre Hopkins. Houston’s defense has been abysmal against the run but the Lions are unsure about their running back situation. D’Andre Swift dominated in his first start of the season in Week 10 but was ruled out for Week 11. The rookie was replaced by Adrian Peterson in Week 11, and there’s no telling what the touch distribution will look like on Thursday if he returns. Matthew Stafford has had to perform without Kenny Golladay for two straight games and could need role-players out wide to step up in a big way.

If you don’t have cable and can’t watch this game on CBS, you you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the Thanksgiving game.

The game is often a little bit delayed on live streams, but usually it’s only between 30 and 60 seconds behind the TV broadcast. That can impact you if you’re on Twitter during the game, but otherwise it’s an easy option.

Houston is a 2-point favorite on DraftKings and -130 on the moneyline. Detroit is +107 on the moneyline and the point total is installed at 51.