Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/23/12

ST. LOUIS - DECEMBER 20: Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans passes during the game against the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome on December 20, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Penalties for hits on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub on consecutive plays cost the Denver Broncos some yardage and apparently cost Schaub a piece of his ear. Von Miller was called for a roughing-the-passer penalty in the third quarter of Sunday's game, and Broncos linebacker Joe Mays was penalized on the next play when a direct blow to Schaub's helmet caused Schaub's helmet to fly off. "I felt fine. I lost a piece of my ear," Schaub told the Houston Chronicle. Schaub missed just one play and returned to lead the Texans to a 31-25 victory over the Broncos.
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