The Lions are hoping to win their division, but their next NFC North contest will likely be without their top cornerback. Detroit cornerback Chris Houston is listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Packers, according to Lions reporter Tim Twentyman. Houston is dealing with a foot injury.
Houston was injured during the Lions loss to the Buccaneers in Week 12. The veteran has played in all 11 games this season and has collected 41 tackles and interception this year. He has been the Lions top cornerback since 2010.
Second-year cornerback Bill Bentley is listed as Houston's immediate backup on the Lions official depth chart. Bentley has appeared in nine games this season and has 24 tackles and four pass deflections. Detroit also has Dwayne Gratz and Jonte Green on the roster to start opposite Rashean Mathis if Houston is unable to play.
The Lions will host the Packers on Thanksgiving at 12:30 p.m. ET on FOX.