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Re: Who gets the start at QB after the bye?
Keenum was far from satisfied with his play Sunday (Dale Robertson).
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Crunch time irks QB
Without a healthy running back in the second half - Arian Foster was out with an encore hamstring tweak, and Ben Tate tried to play with multiple broken ribs, but his four post-halftime carries were for 1, minus-1, 0 and 1 yard - the Chiefs ratcheted up pressure on Keenum until he was being buried on almost every play. Already leading the NFL in sacks, they exploited the Texans' single-dimension offense and the quarterback's inexperience with vigor, dumping him for sizable losses on three successive third downs before crushing him one last time on second-and-10, finally forcing the fumble that would be the Texans' lone turnover on the afternoon.
Kansas City was sending more rushers than the Texans had blockers, and Keenum didn't yet possess the wherewithal or acumen to adjust accordingly on the fly. However, after replaying the situations repeatedly both in his mind and on the video screen, he promised it wouldn't happen to him the same way next time, whenever that next time comes.
"The sacks were on me," he said. "But I won't make the same mistakes twice."
A road warrior in the making?
Case Keenum posted a higher quarterback rating in his first NFL road start than any Houston quarterback who preceded him. How his numbers in Kansas City compared to those posted by the city's most prominent:
Player Year Week Opp. Result Cmp. Att. Pct. Yds. TD Int. Rating
Dan Pastorini 1971 6 at Steelers L 23-16 17 3450.0 191 0 1 54.9
Warren Moon 1984 1 at Chargers L 31-14 11 3135.5 212 1 0 70.9
Steve McNair 1995 16 at Buffalo W 28-17 12 2646.2 168 1 0 80.3
David Carr 2002 2 at Chargers L 24-3 6 2524.0 87 0 2 8.2
Matt Schaub* 2004 15 at Saints L 41-17 17 4141.5 188 0 2 35.4
T. J. Yates 2011 13 at Bengals W 20-19 26 4459.0 300 2 1 85.4
Case Keenum 2013 7 at Chiefs L 17-16 15 2560.0 271 1 0 110.6