Keenum to start against Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The current path of perfection for the undefeated Chiefs goes through quarterback Case Keenum.

The Houston Texans (2-4) on Thursday announced Keenum would start over T.J. Yates in place on an injured Matt Schaub (ankle, foot) for Week Seven’s contest at Arrowhead Stadium.

Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) warms up against the New Orleans Saints before the game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 25, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum (7) warms up against the New Orleans Saints before the game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Keenum entered the league in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Houston, where he holds the all-time college record in passing yards, completions and touchdowns.

He spent the 2012 season on the Texans practice squad and hasn’t thrown a pass in a regular season game.

Sunday will mark the first NFL start of Keenum’s career as well as the first time he’s been active for a regular season game.

The Texans, losers of four straight games, and an untested Keenum face a major obstacle playing in a venue that set the world record as the loudest outdoor stadium in Week Six.

Meanwhile, Houston quarterbacks have been sacked a combined 17 times (Schaub – 15, Yates – 2) and Keenum faces a Chiefs defense ranked first in the NFL with 30 sacks.

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