1. We thought the Texans would be legit Super Bowl contenders. However, a cut block to Brian Cushing’s knee may end his season while Arian Foster’s hamstring is throwing temper tantrums again. Case Keenum showed some promise against Kansas City. Is it too early to give up on Schaub and turn the offense over to Keenum permanently?
JAMES CARR: The Texans actually have an opportunity here. Usually a team with any sort of ambitions could be killed for tanking halfway through the season, but Texans fans already hate Matt Schaub. That, combined with their awful record leaves the door open to see what Keenum can do. Still, all is not lost in Houston. They've got a bye week to settle down, then they face the Colts at home, followed by Arizona, Oakland and Jacksonville. If they can gain a game on the Colts coming out of the bye and win the next three games, they're right back in this thing. Time to roll the dice.
DUNSON: The Houston Texans crisis might be more shocking than any in the league. However, unlike the Steelers and Giants' starters, Schaub gets woozy in the playoff altitude. Kubiak’s offense relies on bootlegs, rollouts and play action. That’s code for mobility that Schaub lacks. Let's take a peek at Kubiak's resume. He was a running back coach at Texas A&M, Steve Young's quarterbacks coach, then became John Elway and Jake Plummer coordinator and position The upcoming NFL draft is going to be a first round quarterback pageant. Texans need to discover what they have in Keenum before the season ends.
2. Steve Smith straight dogged Janoris Jenkins on the field and in the media after the Panthers win over St. Louis because Jenkins spouted off about Smith’s wife. Smith compared rubbing his 800th catch – a touchdown – in Jenkins’ face to rubbing your dog’s nose in the floor when he pees on it. He might have a bit of a Napoleon complex, but is there a chippier player in the NFL than Carolina’s No. 89?
3. Who is your Week 7 MVP?