The injury report looks bad with 14 players listed this week, but it's really not.
|Player||Pos.||Injury||Friday Participation||Friday Status|
|Allen Barbre||G||Back||Full Participation||Probable|
|Brandon Chillar||LB||Groin||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Chad Clifton||T||Knees||Limited Participation||Probable|
|Ryan Grant||RB||Thumb||Full Participation||Probable|
|Brandon Jackson||RB||Quadricep||Full Participation||Probable|
|Aaron Kampman||DE||Illness||Full Participation||Probable|
|John Kuhn||FB||Knee||Full Participation||Probable|
|Pat Lee||CB||Knee||(Not Listed)||On Inj. Res.|
|Aaron Rouse||S||Ankle||Full Participation||Probable|
|Jeremy Thompson||DE||Ankle||Limited Participation||Questionable|
|Scott Wells||C||Concussion||Full Participation||Probable|
|Charles Woodson||CB||Toe||Full Participation||Probable|
|DeShawn Wynn||RB||Calf||Full Participation||Questionable|
Maybe LB Brandon Chillar can't go, which would test their depth, LB Desmond Bishop would get the start in his place. Otherwise DE Jeremy Thompson and RB DeShawn Wynn are little used. Everyone else not on I.R. should play.
Except at safety, where S Atari Bigby is out and S Aaron Rouse might not be available either. Without Rouse, it would mean CB Charles Woodson would move over to safety, and that wasn't a rousing success last week against Carolina.
It's not too crowded on Houston's injury list. But they've got three safeties listed on it, Nick Ferguson, Will Demps, and Eugene Wilson, so they've got just as much trouble at the position as the Packers.