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07:17 AM ET 10.15 | There is talk of "rock bottom" in Houston, the team's franchise quarterback is ailing, and the 6-0 Chiefs await. Coach Gary Kubiak said Monday the team will prepare backups T.J. Yates and Case Keenum to start, while the status of a "very sore and beat up" Matt Schaub will be evaluated as the week unfolds. "Here's what I'll do. I think Matt's going to be an end of the week decision, one way or the other. I'll prepare both Case and T.J. and we'll go from there at the end of the week," Kubiak said. ... Asked if Schaub will start against Kansas City if he's healthy, Kubiak said it's too early to make an announcement. "We'll have to see where we're at," Kubiak said. Schaub left a 38-13 blowout loss to St. Louis late in the third quarter after suffering a right foot/ankle injury.

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October 15, 2013  07:28 AM ET

Keenum is the fan favorite due to his time at the University of Houston, however his tenure on the team s widely reported to be a feel good measure more than a serious football decision. He made a few good throws versus third string D during the preseason. Nonetheless the local radio rumor mill has Yates starting this weekend with Keenum to be sent in if the game is lost.

October 15, 2013  07:30 AM ET

BTW, a Houston grocery store (a Kroger) is sporting a Halloween theme front window with a tombstone that reads "RIP Matt Schaub's Arm, 2013."

October 15, 2013  07:41 AM ET

WHAT A MESS!!!

October 15, 2013  08:08 AM ET
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WHAT A MESS!!!

And to think this team was in the conversation for winning it all.

October 15, 2013  08:10 AM ET
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And to think this team was in the conversation for winning it all.

Not many really bought into that other than a few talking heads that tend to over value teams.

October 15, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Who are they warming up to replace a "very sore and beat up" Gary Kubiak?

October 15, 2013  08:19 AM ET
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Not many really bought into that other than a few talking heads that tend to over value teams.

They only looked good because Peyton Manning was missing from Indy one year, and Andrew Luck was still a rookie last year. Now, Houston has the Jags to thank for keeping them out of the cellar.

October 15, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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They only looked good because Peyton Manning was missing from Indy one year, and Andrew Luck was still a rookie last year. Now, Houston has the Jags to thank for keeping them out of the cellar.

If the Jags play against Houston how they played against Denver Sunday they will get a win. But the Jags won't get that win this week in KC.

October 15, 2013  08:23 AM ET
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BTW, a Houston grocery store (a Kroger) is sporting a Halloween theme front window with a tombstone that reads "RIP Matt Schaub's Arm, 2013."

This is sounding more and more like the crap Danny White went through in 1984...

October 15, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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This is sounding more and more like the crap Danny White went through in 1984...

Everybody blames poor Danny White!!!

October 15, 2013  08:31 AM ET

all i know is dallas blows

October 15, 2013  08:34 AM ET
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Everybody blames poor Danny White!!!

An above-average quarterback who had the misfortune of following in the footsteps of a great quarterback.

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October 15, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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all i know is dallas blows

look in the mirror fool!!

October 15, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Keenum, they say, has the ability to run too. That might be the biggest QB asset playing KC and their defense. Won't Schaub all that much to sit this week out....He may be a dummy, but he is smart enough to not want to be a tackling dummy this week.

October 15, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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He almost singlehandedly made this former Cowboy fan (sorta) hate the team. He combined with the "America's Team" crap really turned me off. Yes, I realize as a huge Roger Staubach fan that he had tough shoes to fill, but life is tough.

Agreed. Just ask the, what, 187 QBs that came and went in Dallas after Aikman retired,

October 15, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Everybody blames poor Danny White!!!

Yep - like taking them to three NFC Championship games didn't mean squat.

October 15, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Preparation K. It might work.

October 15, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Yep - like taking them to three NFC Championship games didn't mean squat.

I always thought White was one of those QBs who was underrated as anyone. He did more than Dandy Don ever did, yet whose name in on the Ring of Honor?

 
October 15, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Interesting stats: The Texans have the second ranked defense yet avg 29.5 points in points allowed. It must be all the those pick 6's Schaub and Yates have scored for the opposition.

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