The Houston Texans have lost eight in a row since starting the NFL season 2-0 and are an official mess. Things got even messier on Sunday when the Texans pulled Case Keenum for Matt Schaub late in the third quarter of a 28-23 home loss to the Oakland Raiders.
The Texans were down 28-17 when they made the change. Schaub’s drives went: punt, field goal, field goal, punt, turnover on downs. Most of his passes to top receiver Andre Johnson were incompletions, including a 4th-and-7 pass from the Oakland 8 on their last offensive play of the game. On that drive, the Texans got the ball down to the Raiders’ two and couldn’t score (a penalty pushed them back five yards).
As the video above shows, Schaub and Johnson exchanged words after the incompletion, and then Johnson appeared to drop an F-bomb and walked off the field with time still left on the clock:
Head coach Gary Kubiak downplayed the incident after the game.
“It’s just frustration. It doesn’t bother me that players get mad,” Kubiak said. “Hell, I hope guys get mad when things aren’t going well. But we’ve got to handle it; them two will handle it.”
Here were the stats of the two quarterbacks:
Case Keenum: 13-of-24, 170 yards, TD, INT, 73.3 rating.
Matt Schaub: 12-of-25, 155 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 67.9 rating