DETROIT — Lions receivers Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola have been ruled out for Thursday's game against Houston.Golladay and Amendola missed last weekend's loss at Carolina with hip injuries. Running back D'Andre Swift also missed that game because of a concussion. He's questionable for Thursday.Rookie cornerback Jeff Okudah (shoulder) is also out for the Lions, along with defensive end Austin Bryant (thigh), cornerback Mike Ford (concussion) and defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand (groin).___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press
HOUSTON — The Houston Texans will be without several players, including receiver Randall Cobb, because of injuries on Thursday against the Detroit Lions.The Texans announced Wednesday that Cobb (toe) and fellow receiver Kenny Stills (quadriceps), defensive tackle P.J. Hall (knee/shoulder) and fullback Cullen Gillaspia (back) won't make the trip to Detroit because of injuries.Also staying home for the game this week is third-string quarterback Josh McCown, who is out with an undisclosed illness that the team said is not COVID-19 related.Cobb and Stills were both injured on Sunday against New England. Their absence is a blow for the Texans (3-7) with Cobb ranked third on the team with 441 yards receiving and Stills adding 144 yards receiving. They have combined for four touchdown receptions this season.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press
The Detroit Lions decided to give Matt Patricia another chance to coach this year and have chosen to stick with him during a shaky season. Patricia may be running out of time, going into Detroit's annual home game on Thanksgiving against the Houston Texans. The Lions (4-6) were shut out last week for the first time since 2009 and a loss to Houston (3-7) would make it difficult to do what ownership said was necessary, playing meaningful games in December.