Also for Houston, wide receiver Andre Johnson is expected to be a game-time decision. Johnson sat out last Sunday's win over the Raiders due to a sprained right ankle. Jacoby Jones, who has 14 catches this year, may be sidelined with a strained calf muscle.
The Texans are 3-1 and in first place in the AFC South. But they've given up 102 points (25.5 per game) while scoring 108. The defense will welcome back?the NFL's?2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year on Sunday when linebacker Brian Cushing makes his season debut against the Giants. The Bergen Catholic product sat out the first four games of the season after violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.