Houston Texans fans finally cheered quarterback Matt Schaub on Sunday.
Unfortunately, for Schaub, that applause occurred after he left a 38-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams with a leg injury.
Schaub limped off the field after a hit in the third quarter and was replaced by backup T.J. Yates. Schaub previously set an NFL record with an interception returned for a touchdown in four consecutive games, and was optimistic that streak would end on Sunday.
That streak ended after Schaub’s injury, but that is when the celebration began.
Sad. Some cheers in Reliant as Schaub injured on sack by Chris Long.
— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) October 13, 2013
Of course, that merriment ended pretty quickly.
Shortly after Yates took over, he attempted a pass to tight end Garrett Graham that was intercepted by Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree. That is when Ogletree proceeded to return that interception 98 yards for a touchdown. It marked the fifth straight game an opponent returned an interception for a touchdown against Houston.
To make matters worse, Yates threw another interception in the fourth quarter.
Texans fans may have applauded Schaub’s injury, but their entire team is hurting judging Sunday’s performance against the St. Louis Rams.