Houston was listed as doubtful for Thursday's game. He was hurt during Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Lions rookie Darius Slay, a second-round pick, is making his third start and first since Week 2 in place of Houston.
The Packers officially ruled quarterback Aaron Rodgers out Wednesday and said Matt Flynn would start. Rodgers is missing his fourth straight game since fracturing his left collarbone Nov. 4 against Chicago.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org
- Green Bay Packers
- Detroit Lions
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers