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Noah Brown is INACTIVE for Week 11 vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Texans published their Week 11 inactives report, and Noah Brown is INACTIVE for their matchup against the Cardinals. We break down what it means.

Houston Texans wide receiver Noah Brown (85) runs with the ball after a reception during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints at NRG Stadium. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans wide receiver Noah Brown is inactive for their Week 11 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Brown is dealing with a knee injury that forced him to miss practice all week. The Texans are dealing with a ton of injuries, but not having Brown will impact this passing offense.

Brown has been a great fit for this offense. Many overlooked him because he didn’t put up crazy numbers in Dallas. But with rookie quarterback CJ Stroud, Brown has had a consistent role with his new offense. In five games, Brown has 21 receptions for 439 yards and a touchdown. He’s caught 13 passes for 325 yards and a touchdown in his last two games. This is a bad time for him to go down with injury with how well he’s playing.

With Brown out, Nico Collins should be the guy today for that passing offense. He missed their Week 10 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, but when he's been on the field, Stroud has gotten him the ball. Robert Woods is another guy to take a look at today. He was extremely close to catching a touchdown pass in Week 10 and it wouldn't surprise me to see him find himself in the end zone again this week.