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GOING UP

*Texans WR Andre Johnson, left: Has 19 catches for 309 yards and two touchdowns in his last two games, both at home. He gets to stay at Reliant Stadium to face the Detroit Lions, who rank 30th against the pass (250.6 yards per game).

*Patriots QB Matt Cassel: If you don't use him Monday night, you're never going to. The visiting Denver Broncos (255.5) are the NFL's worst against the pass, having surrendered nine TD passes and four tosses covering 40 yards or more.

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GOING DOWN

*Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe, right: On the road against the rested Tennessee Titans, who are fresh off a bye week and fifth in the NFL in passing defense (172.0). In three previous home games, the Titans have allowed one passing touchdown with six interceptions.

*Bengals RB Cedric Benson: Resist the temptation. He's carried 14 times for 36 yards in two games and Cincinnati hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers, who are second both in total defense (231.6) and against the rush (66.8).

- Tom Borrelli

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