Kubiak Fired After Jacksonville Loss

Photo taken by Scott Halleran/Getty Images
Photo taken by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

2013 has been nightmarish for Houston.

The Houston Texans sit at 2-11 in the cellar of the AFC South. On Thursday, the Texans lost their 11th straight game, this one being against the 4-9 Jacksonville Jaguars. The Texans committed 14 penalties for 177 yards in one of the most lackadaisical football games ever.

Houston has been crushed by season-ending injuries. LB Brian Cushing, RB Arian Foster, and S Danieal Manning are among ten Texans on the Reserve/Injured list.

Additionally, the quarterback situation has been atrocious. QB Matt Schaub was benched in favor of 2012 UDFA QB Case Keenum. Neither has impressed thus far.

During their Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts, HC Gary Kubiak suffered a mid-game mini stroke. He returned to work shortly thereafter, but was fired on Friday.

Kubiak’s tenure with the Texans featured many high points, such as back-to-back division championship titles. However, this season has been the polar opposite. It was apparent that Houston needed a change at Head Coach.

Per the official team Twitter account, DC Wade Phillips will serve as the interim head coach. Keenum will keep the starting quarterback duties for the remainder of the season.

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