Charlie Batch, the emergency third-string quarterback, will be starting with both Ben Roethlisberger and Byron Leftwich recovering from rib injuries.
Another Steeler who might be making an appearance is Plaxico Burress, who hasn't been with the team since 2004. However, injuries to the receiving corps have left the door open for Burress, who had been out of football all year.
Houston is 9-1 and certainly looking like the best team in the AFC. On the other hand, Detroit has been a huge disappointment, sitting in last place in the NFC North but not totally out of the playoff picture,
On Sunday night, the New York Giants host the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of last year's NFC divisional playoff game. The Giants are trying to right their ship after two straight losses, while Green Bay is attempting to take a stranglehold on the NFC North.