Kubiak: Matt Schaub still starting quarterback


Quarterback Case Keenum blew away expectations during a hard fought loss in Kansas City. But we also lost a big hitter on the defense for the season -- again.

Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was looking for a spark and he got it in Keenum Sunday against KC. Case went out and took it to the unbeaten Chiefs.

Keenum threw for 271 yards and a touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins. He definitely brought some life to the Texans offense, but he admitted he was surprised by some things the chiefs did.

This might surprise you. On Monday, Kubiak said Matt Schaub is still his starting quarterback...

"I've got to sit down and look at our situation of what's going on right now," said Kubiak Monday. "Obviously Matt's our starting quarterback. Case played this week because Matt wasn't healthy. Case went in and played extremely well. I'm going to sit down on the bye week and evaluate where we are as a team and move forward from there."

Kubiak is also confirming linebacker Brian Cushing will have season ending surgery to repair a torn lcl tendon and a fractured fibula in his left leg. The injury happened in the third quarter Sunday when Cushing was hit low by Jamaal Charles. It was a legal hit. Daryl Sharpton will take Cushing's spot in the starting lineup.

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