Time, TV -- 8:15, NFL Network.
Fantasy factor -- Broncos WR Brandon Marshall had had a career-high 10 catches for 115 yards and two TDs last week. Texans WR Andre Johnson is averaging a career-best 15.0 yards per catch.
The buzz -- The coaching teacher (Broncos' Mike Shanahan) meets the pupil (Texans' Gary Kubiak) in a game in which the loser will all but be eliminated from AFC playoff contention.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
BRONCOS -- Out: S Nick Ferguson (knee). Questionable: WR Brandon Stokley (knee), WR Javon Walker (knee). Probable: S Hamza Abdullah (eye), DE John Engelberger (shoulder), RB Andre Hall (ankle, thumb), C Chris Myers (ankle), TE Tony Scheffler (knee), G Isaac Snell (thigh).
TEXANS -- Out: QB Matt Schaub (left shoulder). Questionable: RB Ron Dayne (ankle), LB DeMeco Ryans (knee), G Kasey Studdard (neck). Probable: K Kris Brown (left foot), LB Danny Clark (groin).