Lions Lose to Texans


Deshaun Watson took advantage of one series in his NFL pre-season debut, looking sharp in directing a 75-yard drive capped by a four-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins to help Houston beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 Saturday night.

Watson, who sat out in a loss to Green Bay last week, was 5 of 7 for 60 yards and scrambled once for seven yards.

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford didn't play for the second straight week, with the Lions instead starting Josh Johnson.  Johnson was signed a week ago after backup Tom Savage suffered a head injury in the team's pre-season opener against the New England Patrios.

Johnson was 9 for 18 with 85 yards with an interception.

The Lions are back in action against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field Friday night.