Chris Houston Interception Video: Watch Detroit Lions CB Take It the Distance

Michael SchotteyNFL National Lead WriterOctober 30, 2011

Chris Houston picked off Tim Tebow in the end zone on Sunday and took it 100 yards the other way for a Detroit Lions touchdown.

It was one of many miscues by Tebow Sunday afternoon. The Denver Broncos QB was harassed and hassled all day to the tune of three fumbles (one lost), seven sacks and numerous pressures and hits.

With all that defensive pressure, an interception like this was just a matter of time.

Tebow finished the day 18-of-39 for 172 yards, one touchdown and this interception. His 56.8 rating is one of the worst performances of the 2011 season. On the ground, he accumulated 63 yards and was unable to get rolling much of the day.

Houston, on the other hand, had a phenomenal day. He spent much of the afternoon shadowing Demaryius Thomas and held him to three targets and one catch for 10 yards. In addition, Houston had two passes defensed and six tackles.

Houston was re-signed by the Lions in the offseason in the hopes that his continued solid play would bolster their secondary. His four interceptions in 2011 are among the league's best and a career high.


Michael Schottey is an NFL Associate Editor for Bleacher Report. A member of the Pro Football Writers of America, he has professionally covered the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions, as well as NFL events like the scouting combine and the Senior Bowl. Follow him on Twitter.