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Kubiak stays with Schaub at QB but doing so was a "tough decision"; Texans TE Daniels out

  • Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub wipes his face after throwing a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub wipes his face after throwing a pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub throws a pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in San Francisco, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)  (The Associated Press)

Houston coach Gary Kubiak says Matt Schaub will start on Sunday against St. Louis, but added that staying with the beleaguered quarterback was a "tough decision."

Schaub has had a terrible three weeks. He has thrown six interceptions — three of them returned for touchdowns — and the Texans have dropped three straight.

Kubiak said Monday that Schaub remained the starter, but added that he would evaluate the quarterback situation this week. After two days of deliberating, he decided that starting Schaub was the "best thing for our football team this weekend."

Kubiak also said that tight end Owen Daniels has a broken leg and is out indefinitely.