Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak has confirmed that much maligned quarterback, Matt Schaub will not start this Sunday when the team faces the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Schaub injured his lower leg and ankle last Sunday during the Texan’s loss to the St. Louis Rams.
The Texans began the season as a front running favorite to go deep into the post season in 2013. After winning their first two games, the Texans have dropped their last four, giving them a 2-4 record. Along the way, they’ve managed to break an NFL record, five straight games with a “pick six” where an interception was returned for a touchdown.
The surprise here is that Kubiak has decided to go with quarterback Case Keenum against the Chiefs instead of T.J. Yates. Keenum began the year as the Texan’s third quarterback behind Schaub and Yates, but obviously has Kubiak’s confidence. This could stand to anger some Texan fans, as Yates was the rookie quarterback who led the team to a playoff victory in the 2011 season after Schaub was placed on injured reserve.
Regardless of which quarterback gets the start on Sunday, the Chiefs would be wise to not look past this Texans team. They are hungry for a win, have a stout defense and a viable running game. They’ll need to be on their toes without a doubt.
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