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Houston Texans bench Matt Schaub

Oct 6, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) reacts after throwing an interception returned for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans have finally put Matt Schaub out of his misery, at least for tonight. Gary Kubiak has pulled his starter after a disastrous night that has seen Schaub throw 3 interceptions on the evening with no touchdown passes. Schaub threw another pick 6 in the first quarter, and the straw that broke the camel’s back was Schaub’s last interception that was thrown directly to a San Francisco defensive tackle. While Tony Jerod-Eddie was unable to bring the touchdown back to the house like his counterpart Tremaine Brock, Colin Kaepernick did the rest completing his first pass since the first quarter to Vernon Davis who streaked down the sideline for another San Francisco touchdown.

Schaub’s evening finishes (presumably) with 19 completions in 35 attempts for 173 yards.

T.J. Yates has come into the game in relief of Schaub. Yates led Houston into the playoffs in 2011 and actually played pretty decently during that stretch. Yates may not be a permanent answer for the Texans, but they are going to have to look at possible replacements for Schaub going forward if he is unable to get out of this funk that he is in.

I would anticipate Schaub will still get the start next week and will be putting in extra film room time as he seems to be completely confused by the different defensive looks he is getting.

Topics: Houston Texans, Matt Schaub, NFL, San Francisco 49ers

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