National Football League
                    === Keenum to remain Texans' starter ===
 Houston, TX ( - Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak stated
 Monday that Case Keenum will start at quarterback for the team's upcoming game
 against Jacksonville, one day after being removed for an ineffective outing in
 a home loss to the Oakland Raiders.
 Kubiak  yanked Keenum  in favor  of former  starter Matt  Schaub with  Houston
 trailing  the  Raiders by 11  points in the third  quarter. The move failed to
 provide  much of  a spark, though, as  the Texans managed just two field goals
 following  the change  and were dealt a 28-23 setback that extended the club's
 losing streak to eight games.
 Keenum  went  13-for-24 for 170 yards  with one touchdown and one interception
 prior  to being  lifted. Schaub  completed 12-of-25  passes for  155 yards  in
 "Case will start Sunday," said Kubiak. "I have total confidence in him."
 Keenum  replaced Schaub after the struggling veteran suffered a sprained ankle
 that kept him out of a Week 7 tilt at Kansas City and has remained the Texans'
 starter  ever since.  The former University of Houston standout has thrown for
 eight touchdowns against just one interception over his four appearances while
 totaling 992 passing yards.
 Though  Houston  has lost each of  Keenum's four starts, each of those defeats
 have been by five points or less.
 Schaub  helped  the Texans  to  the  AFC South  title  and  a victory  in  the
 conference  Wild Card  Playoffs  in each  of  the past  two  seasons, but  was
 intercepted  nine times  --  four of  which were  returned  for touchdowns  --
 through Houston's first four games of 2013.
 11/18 17:14:12 ET