Texans vs. 49ers: 5 Offensive Players to Watch Sunday Night

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December 18, 2011; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown (76) attempts to block defenders in the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Duane Brown, offensive tackle, Texans
If Brown returns tonight for the game he could be a difference maker on the Texans’ offensive. No, he will make a difference on the o-line and for the offense itself if he returns.

The Texans need him to return, and this could be a weird occurrence or it could mean a lot … but since Brown has missed two games, with a turf toe injury, the Texans are 0-2. When in the lineup they are 2-0.