OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak admits
he's never been part of a game quite like the one his team played
in Oakland a year ago.
Despite not completing a second-half pass and finishing with
minus-5 yards passing, the Texans beat the Raiders 23-14 in a game
that reached new lows in ugliness.
It's unlikely the 3-5 Texans can win again with that kind of
game again tomorrow, when the Texans head to the Bay Area again.
With Matt Schaub replacing David Carr at quarterback, the Texans
won their first two games this season. But they've lost five of six
since, and Schaub will miss tomorrow's game against the 2-5 Raiders
after suffering a concussion last Sunday in San Diego.
Sage Rosenfels will make his third career start in Schaub's
place. Rosenfels has thrown five interceptions and six touchdowns
in a relief role the past three weeks. This week, he'll focus on
protecting the ball in his first start for Houston.