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Case Keenum Has Unfortunate Task Of Starting vs. Chiefs

Poor, poor Case Keenum.

As if playing in your first NFL game wasn’t scary enough, the former University of Houston record-setting quarterback must travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on arguably the best defense in the league.

That’s right folks, with Matt Schaub out with injury and T.J. Yates throwing two interceptions as his replacement, the Texans have decided to go with Keenum as their starting quarterback this weekend. Tania Gangull of ESPN.com reports the news:

Case Keenum will start for the Texans on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak announced his decision after ruling out Matt Schaub, who is recovering from an ankle and foot injury.

“We’re struggling and we’re looking for a spark,” Kubiak said, adding that Keenum deserves the chance.

Poor, poor Case Keenum.

Not to take away from what he did in college—breaking the NCAA passing record  and putting up 19,217 yards and 155 touchdowns in five seasons because of injury—but he’s not playing in a mid-card college football conference anymore.

This is Arrowhead in all of its glory. This is a rabid fan base hellbent on making noise, setting records and cheering its team on to a 7-0 record.

One simply can’t imagine a more hostile environment to walk into as a first time starter at quarterback, but then throw in the likes of Justin Houston, Tamba Hali, Donari Poe, Eric Berry and crew playing at an elite level—and this could end up being a very rough NFL welcome for the prolific college passer.

Keenum spent last year on the Texans’ practice squad and was inactive for the first six games of the 2013 season.

Poor, poor Case Keenum.

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