The Houston Texans are mired in their roughest stretch in almost two seasons, greatly because of some poor play from quarterback Matt Schaub.
However, coach Gary Kubiak plans to stick with him as the Texans try to avoid a fourth straight loss Sunday against the visiting St. Louis Rams.
After scoring 61 points to beat San Diego and Tennessee, Houston (2-3) has been outscored 87-32 during its first three-game slide since the final three weeks of the 2011 season. The two-time defending AFC South champions would match the longest losing streak of Kubiak's eight-year tenure with another loss Sunday.
"I think it's a huge game," said Kubiak, whose team has lost four straight home games versus NFC opponents. "It would be big either way, but, yeah, it's big because of what we've gone through these past three weeks.
"I see a group of guys that are very close, very committed to each other, very hurt ... the only way you fix things is you go back and play...