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Texans starting Case Keenum at QB vs Chiefs in place of injured Matt Schaub

  • Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) leaves the field with an injury during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Houston, Texas. He'd been injured during the fourth quarter. The Rams won 38-13. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

    Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) leaves the field with an injury during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Houston, Texas. He'd been injured during the fourth quarter. The Rams won 38-13. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak watches action against the St. Louis Rams during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

    Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak watches action against the St. Louis Rams during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)  (The Associated Press)

Case Keenum will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Sunday at unbeaten Kansas City.

Coach Gary Kubiak says Matt Schaub, who is dealing with injuries to his right ankle and foot, won't play this week.

Keenum was a record-setting quarterback at the University of Houston before spending last season on the practice squad. The undrafted free agent has never appeared in a regular-season NFL game.

The Texans (2-4) have lost four straight games, hurt by penalties, turnovers and other mistakes. Kubiak chose to go with Keenum over backup T.J. Yates, who led Houston to its first playoff win two years ago when Schaub was hurt. He struggled Sunday after Schaub was hurt, throwing two interceptions.

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