That doesn't mean Houston isn't without its injury concerns. Cornerback Alan Ball (foot) and defensive tackle Ron Brace (elbow) missed Monday night's game, and the team's injury report as of Tuesday morning was still loaded with players who were questionable going into the week.
The most notable names on the team's injury report going into the game with New England all managed to play (though it obviously didn't help on the scoreboard). Starting left tackle Duane Brown has been nursing a bad back, cornerback Johnathan Joseph has been playing in spite of a bad hamstring and running back Ben Tate was able to back up starter Arian Foster despite a bad hamstring. Tate rushed for 46 yards on eight carries in the loss Monday night.