Though the Houston Texans lost 17-16 to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, lost linebacker Brian Cushing for the season with a torn LCL and didn’t have Arian Foster for a majority of the game … there was still some signs of life remaining for this two-win Texans team according to head coach Gary Kubiak.
Kubiak said following the game:
“We found a little heartbeat today. 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. We had ourselves in that position.”
Kubiak also said about quarterback Case Keenum and his NFL debut:
“He did a great job, he’s got some things he’s got to understand better when they come after him that he’ll learn from and he’ll learn quickly, but boy, he made some great football plays to get his team in position to win. He had his team in position all day long; we just couldn’t make the one play to make the difference.”
From that quote alone I have the feeling that Keenum will make another start for the Texans following the bye week. He should make another start. He played his way to earn another start.
For an NFL debut, Keenum made his mark with this team, and the Texans did look better from the offensive side with Keenum under center.
The best part about Keenum’s play was he didn’t throw a pick-six, snapping the NFL record five games in a row where a Texans quarterback threw a pick-six.
Keenum was 15-of-25 for 271 yards are one touchdown. He also threw no interceptions. Keenum also ran for 10 yards on three rushes, including one run of nine yards.