Bengals' Brandon Allen (knee) limited Wednesday

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Brandon Allen was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

What It Means:

Allen was held out of the team's shocking Week 15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers due to the knee ailment - Ryan Finley took his place under center. Head coach Zac Taylor said the team will monitor the former's status as the week progresses before naming a starter for Sunday's Week 16 tilt against the Houston Texans. Keep an eye on Allen's participation levels over the next few days.

Houston currently ranks 31st in the NFL in adjusted net expected points allowed per pass play.