Texans vs Lions Live Stream: How to Watch Thanksgiving Day Game Online

Getty Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.

The Detroit Lions have a chance to get back on track after losses in three of their last four as they host the Houston Texans for a Thanksgiving showdown on Thursday.

The game starts at 12:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, here’s how you can watch a live stream of the Texans vs Lions online:

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Amazon Prime

Note: CBS is live in most markets, including Houston, Detroit and every other NFL city

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of CBS on the Prime CBS All-Access channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the CBS Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Amazon Prime CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS All-Access Channel, you can watch the Texans vs Lions live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


FuboTV

Note: CBS is live in most markets, including Houston and Detroit

You can watch a live stream of CBS, NFL Network, NFL Redzone (Sports Extra add-on) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the Texans vs Lions live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.


Hulu With Live TV

Note: CBS is live in most markets, including Houston and Detroit

You can watch a live stream of CBS and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the Texans vs Lions live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


CBS All-Access

Note: CBS is live in most markets, including Houston, Detroit and every other NFL city

This is ultimately the same as Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch a live stream of your local CBS channel via CBS All-Access, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch the Texans vs Lions live on the CBS app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the CBS All Access website.


If You’re in Canada: DAZN

Viewers in Canada can watch a live stream of every regular season and postseason NFL game on DAZN. It comes with a free trial:

DAZN Canada Free Trial

Once signed up, viewers in Canada can watch the Texans vs Lions live on the DAZN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch games on your computer via the DAZN website.


Texans vs Lions Preview

The Lions suffered the worst loss of their season their last time out, falling to a shorthanded Carolina Panthers squad 20-0. The loss came without the Panthers starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Christian McCaffrey both out.

“I think again for us, we kind of just focus one week at a time and all that stuff,” Patricia said. “I’ve had a philosophy for a long time, I go to work every day to try to earn my job. I mean, that’s just what I do. That doesn’t matter if it’s coaching, doing engineering, I don’t care if I’m in school. So, look, I’m just going to go to work and work hard. We all know that. We know we’re in the NFL, and that’s what it is. We got to go do better.”

The loss was the Lions third in their last four games and they were unable to get any rushing game going without rookie D’Andre Swift. As a team the Lions had just 40 rushing yards, albeit much of that was because the Lions were playing from behind for the entire game.

“We just didn’t execute it,” quarterback Matt Stafford said. “They were going to play three-down, drop-eight coverages and fire zones until we got them out of it and we never did. So kudos to them for playing well and obviously we didn’t play well enough.”

The Texans came out with a clutch victory last week against the New England Patriots, 27-20. Quarterback Deshaun Watson led the way, completing 28 of 37 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns. He also led the team in rushing with 36 yards on six carries. Watson won the Offensive Player of the Week in the AFC.

“I would say the thing about this guy that is amazing is how competitive he is all the way through the game,” Patricia said. “It doesn’t matter the situation, this guy always has that mentality that he’s going to make a play to win, and a lot of times, he does.”

The Texans are 3-point favorites for the matchup, with the total set at 51 points. Houston are 3-8 straight up in their last 11 games.. Detroit are 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 games.


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