The fading Houston Texans will have a new signal caller on Sunday as Sage Rosenfels appears set to take over the signal caller spot for an injured Matt Schaub. The usual Texans starter was hurt early in the teams 28-20 loss to the Texans on Sunday at LP Field. He suffered a dislocated shoulder with just over three minutes left in the first quarter. He’s still hurting pretty good,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said of Schaub. “Do I think there’s a chance this week? I would say I don’t think so at this point. We’ll keep going and since it’s not his throwing shoulder, it’s a matter of when he gets comfortable and we know he can protect himself, he can get back on the field. But I don’t see that right now.”
Rosenfels went 17-for-30 for 185 yards with one TD and one interception. Shane Boyd will be the backup from all indications. “We haven’t really talked about it, but I’m going to prepare, just like always, as if I’m going to play,” Rosenfels said. “Whether Matt is 100 percent healthy or whatever the situation he’s in, I’m prepared to play. We’ll see what happens at we practice this week.” Rosenfels has played in five games already this year for the Texans, his biggest coming in week seven when he went 22-for-35 for 290 yards with three TD’s and four picks in a wild 38-36 loss to the Titans.
The Texans season looks as if it’s over with losing the last two games. They sat at 5-5 before losing back to back road games at Cleveland and Tennessee. At 5-7 the team would have to run the table and have a lot happen in order to sneak into the playoffs at 9-7. They have a home game Sunday vs Tampa Bay, followed by a home contest with the Broncos, at Indy and home vs the Jags to end the regular season.