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Football Night in America: How can Houston Texans turn their season around?

Mike Florio and Tony Dungy break down the 49ers’ dominating win over the Texans and discuss how Houston can get back on track next week at home vs. the Rams. The Texans prepared all week, flew 1,645 miles to California for a nationally televised game and lost before the fans in San Francisco settled into their seats.

Matt Schaub’s first pass – on the third offensive play of the game – was intercepted by Tramaine Brock, who ran 18 yards into the end zone for a touchdown. Game over. The Texans went on to lose 34-3 to the 49ers. It’s the team’s third straight loss and this one can be directly attributed to the starting quarterback. Schaub has thrown a pick-6 in four consecutive games.

Schaub has dealt with an overwhelming amount of criticism in recent weeks. Leading up to Sunday’s game against the 49ers, the team publicly backed him. But on Sunday, he made even more terrible mistakes. Schaub was benched for backup T.J. Yates in the second half after his third interception.

What made Schaub so effective last season was how few interceptions he threw. He had just 12 all year. He had three on Sunday and through five games in 2013, he has thrown nine, four of which have been returned for touchdowns. After the game, head coach Gary Kubiak said Schaub is still the starter.

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