Texans vs Lions: How Can Matthew Stafford Avoid Huge Thanksgiving Letdown?

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Texans vs Lions: How Can Matthew Stafford Avoid Huge Thanksgiving Letdown?
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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is likely thankful for a lot of things, but playing on Thanksgiving is probably not one of them. 

In two career games on the holiday, Stafford has thrown just two touchdowns against seven interceptions. The Lions lost both contests by a combined score of 61-27. 

Things don't get any easier for either Stafford or the Lions in 2012. Headed to Detroit for Thursday's annual kickoff game are the Houston Texans, one of two teams in the NFL this season with a 9-1 record. 

What can Stafford do to turn around his Thanksgiving woes? In the following slides, we present three different ways the Lions quarterback can avoid another holiday letdown Thursday against the Texans.

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