The Houston Texans started Case Keenum at quarterback after injuries to Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates. The Texans were in a position to win the game and Keenum played well in his debut. He completed 15 of 25 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown.
“Obviously, Matt’s our starting quarterback,” head coach Gary Kubiak said, via NFL.com. “Case went in and played extremely well. I’m going to sit down, we’re on a bye week, (and) I’m going to evaluate where we’re at as a team and move forward from there.”
Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain interpreted that to mean that Case Keenum will start after the bye week.
Even though Kubiak didn’t say it, I fully expect him to stick with Keenum after his impressive debut at KC.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) October 21, 2013
The Texans players responded well to Keenum according to Kubiak.
We found a little heartbeat today,” Kubiak said after Sunday’s game. “I thought we came in here and played the type of game we had to play if you’re going to come in here and win.”