Originally posted on Blogging Dirty  |  Last updated 12/1/11

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts on November 29, 2009 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Colts won 35-27. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
On Sunday, the Falcons face a Texans outfit that has been flying high so far this season, leading the AFC South with a record of 8-3. In recent times their fortunes have turned for the worse as starting QB Matt Schaub, a former Falcon was placed on IR.With Schaub out, the Texans offense became significantly weaker as they turned to QB Matt Leinart. As luck would have it, Matt Leinart also went down with a season ending injury in his first start of the 2011 season. With two QBs down the Texans were forced into a desperate situation starting their 3rd string rookie QB TJ Yates out of North Carolina.Against the Jags, last week TJ Yates did an OK job in relief but it will be interesting to see how he performs in his first start in the NFL against the Falcons. Yates is not very athletic and shouldn’t pose the Falcons and issues running the football, he also has a average arm limiting his ability to get down the field. I would expect most of his throws to be in the short to intermediate a...
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