NFL head coaches are generally evasive when asked about who their starting quarterbacks for upcoming games will be but the Cleveland Browns and the Houston Texans made no bones about naming their quarterbacks for next week’s games. Jason Campbell and Case Keenum will get the starting nods for their respective teams this coming Sunday in week nine.
Jason Campbell played well on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. Campbell moved the offense well and found a connection with WR Josh Gordon. There is no reason for the Browns to put Brandon Weeden back into the starting line up for the remainder of the season with Campbell playing significantly better. The Browns will host the Baltimore Ravens this week prior to heading into their bye in week ten.
Case Keenum gets his second start of the season, while the Texans are coming off their bye week. News came out this morning that Matt Schaub has torn ligaments in his ankle and that me not not be “right” for the remainder of the regular season. Houston will host the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night’s national game.
Of bigger concern for the Texans, is the status of their running backs. During their bye week, Houston added five players to their roster, three of which are running backs. Dennis Johnson, Ray Graham and Deji Karim have been added, illustrating that the Texans must be serious concerned over the health of Arian Foster and Ben Tate. Foster is dealing with a hamstring injury while Tate is suffering with cracked ribs.