Schaub went on to throw two more interceptions before being benched in favor of
"Hopefully it’s rock bottom tonight, but the bottom line is we turned the football over," head coach Gary Kubiak said after the game. "The defense can’t keep holding up. Put yourself in a hole, you got no chance of digging yourself out of a hole against a good football team. Obviously, very disappointed.”
Schaub threw his fourth pick-six in as many games this season while San Francisco scored 21 unanswered points to start the game. Houston’s offense remained scoreless until
In the first 90 seconds of the game, Schaub’s pass to
The Texans first half possessions ended in two interceptions, two punts, and a missed field goal. Bullock would miss a 45-yard attempt after a drive that stalled following two back-to-back penalties on
The Texans offense looked to be picking up steam later in the third quarter, moving the ball 58 yards down the field but it would end in another turnover. Schaub threw his third interception of the game, a pass intended for Daniels and picked off by defensive tackle Tony Jerrod-Eddie. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick connected with Vernon Davis on a 64-yard touchdown pass just a few plays later. San Francisco extended its lead to 31-3 and the Texans would begin warming up back-up quarterback T.J. Yates.
Yates entered the game early in the fourth quarter.
“I think it was time for him to get some reps," Kubiak said. "Obviously, Matt took some hits and made some mistakes, and I just told him I was going to put T.J. in the game – and we’re going to go from there and talk about it after the game or throughout the course of the week and see where we’re at. But, I just thought it was the best thing to do at the time.”
The Texans’ offense continued to struggle as
Colt McCoy took over for Kaepernick and Houston would sit its defensive starters in a primetime matchup that ended in Houston’s third-straight loss.
“It is definitely a bad feeling when you start off winning two games and then you lose three straight," Andre Johnson said. "The expectation level for this team is very high. When you go through something like this it is very frustrating. At the same time you can’t lose focus. This rough time is the time you have to keep the team together."
"I think that we caught a few bad breaks here and there, shot ourselves in the foot and things go downhill very fast in this league due to the talent level," Foster said. "I am still confident, my team is still
confident and everybody is still very positive. You just have to go back to work. We are sitting at 2-3. It
could be a lot worse, it could be a lot better, you just have to ride that wave.”
Daniels caught six passes for 60 yards.
Schaub ended the game 19-of-35 for 173 yards and three interceptions.
"As a team, we need to get better and get better fast, myself included, most importantly," Schaub said. "We’ve worked too hard and I’ve worked too hard since I walked into this building to come to this right now. I’m better than I’m playing and our team is better than we’re playing. We need to all correct this very fast.”
Colin Kaepernick completed six of 15 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown. Frank Gore rushed for 81 yards on 17 carries and one touchdown.
-Whitney Mercilus added a sack, increasing his total to 4.5 on the season.
-Andre Johnson extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 106.
-Martins’ 49-yard kick return was the longest by a Texan this season.