Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown
The Houston Texans are getting ready to face the Kansas City Chiefs, but they may do that with backup quarterbacks T.J. Yates or Case Keenum.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said quarterback Matt Schaub will be an end-of-the-week decision as he recovers from injuries to his “leg, ankle, everywhere.”
“We’ll have to see where we’re at,” said Kubiak Monday about if Schaub would start against the Kansas City Chiefs. “I gotta see if he’s healthy.”
Schaub is currently receiving injections to help his recovery for this weekend.
Houston Texan fans actually cheered when backup T.J. Yates entered the game against the St. Louis Rams.
Similar to Chiefs’ Matt Cassel of last year, Schaub hasn’t been very good, but terrible. He has thrown nine interceptions in the previous five games, including four that were returned for touchdowns.
Currently Kansas City’s 10 interceptions are tied for first in the NFL, and they have four defensive touchdowns, tied for first in the league.
Yates after entering the game against the Rams didn’t fare any better than Schaub throwing two interceptions, one of which was returned 98 yards for a touchdown.
The Texans 2-4 (-71 differential) start has been shocking, especially after finishing 12-4 last season. The Texans were seen as a major obstacle in regular season predictions to the Chiefs.
But, that’s why NFL teams play the game.
The Texans are generating 395.7 yards per game, but only scoring 17.7 per game. Houston’s -12 differential is the worst in the AFC, second worst behind New York Giants -16 in the NFL.
Kansas City’s +12 differential is the best in the NFL, second is the Tennessee Titans with+8.
Kansas City’s 18 takeaways lead the league and is one ahead of both the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Bears 17.
With the way the Houston Texans are playing, especially Matt Schaub, it really doesn’t matter if they have their starting quarterback or not.
The fans or riled up and Arrowhead Stadium is now a place that feels like home again, good for the Chiefs, but very unwelcoming for visiting teams.
Good day, Chiefs fans!