The New England Patriots (9-3) welcome the Houston Texans (11-1) to Gillette Stadium on Monday night in a battle of AFC Super Bowl contenders. Both team's have just released their Saturday injury reports for Monday night's pivotal contest, and New England has listed 13 players as questionable for the game.
Patriots' guard Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and defensive end Chandler Jones are among those listed as questionable. Mankins has missed the previous three New England games with the ankle injury, and Jones has missed the last two games. The Patriots had ruled Rob Gronkowski out for Monday night earlier in the week. Gronkowski did not practice all week.
Chief among the Texans' injuries is the status of All-Pro cornerback Johnathan Joseph, listed as probable after missing the last two Houston games due to a hamstring injury. With corner Brice McCain already out, the Texans need Joseph to play against Tom Brady and the Pats passing attack.
The full injury reports can be found here.
Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on ESPN.