Texans Links: Sunday Roundup


Nov 17, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) attempts a pass during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium. The Raiders defeated the Texans 28-23. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Gameday has arrived and this week the Houston Texans will try to snap a losing streak that is currently up to eight games when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars at 1 p.m. EDT in Houston.

What can we all really expect from this game?

I’m expecting to be able to stop writing about the eight-game skid, and about a Texans win for the first time since the second game of the season, but nothing is a lock with this club.

To get the win, Texans quarterback Case Keenum will have to play better than he’s done lately, but what can we expect from a QB who is making just his fifth start of his career? He’s going to have some growing pains … bottom line. Hope he doesn’t get benched after throwing a touchdown this game.

Former Super Bowl champion QB Kurt Warner spoke on the development of Keenum with ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, talking about Keenum and what mistakes he’s made, especially in last week’s loss against the Oakland Raiders. Warner said:

"“When you watch the game as a whole, it wasn’t one of those games where you go, ‘Oh my gosh, this guy’s struggling; we gotta get him out before he spins the opposite way.'”"

This is a interesting article with a take from Warner that is well worth reading.

In an article from from CSN Houston, DeAndre Hopkins spoke about he wasn’t happy about being benched last week. Hopkins was quoted by Dave Zangaro of the site:

"“It was one route that I messed up on. I guess I didn’t have that much room to mess up on, so one play got me benched.”"

If that is true, well head coach Gary Kubiak needs to maybe rethink some things before he benches possibly the next No. 1 wide receiver of the team, because of “one mistake.” It just makes no sense. None at all.

Houston Chronicle’s John McClain has five questions before today’s game. One being, “Can the Texans break their losing streak against the Jaguars?”

McClain wrote:

"“Of course they can. But they can’t keep getting leads and blowing them. The Jaguars are last in scoring, last in yards, last in rushing and last in point differential.”"