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Matt Schaub’s huge day makes him player of the week

Duane Brown AP

Only one man has ever thrown for more yards in an NFL game than the 527 that Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw for last Sunday, which is all the explanation you need for why he has been named the AFC offensive player of the week.

Schaub’s day landed him in a tie for second place with Warren Moon on the all-time single game passing yards list. Norm Van Brocklin, who threw for 554 yards in a 1951 game, holds the record. Schaub’s 43 completions also land him in a tie for second place on that list with Rich Gannon behind Drew Bledsoe.

The Texans needed every one of Schaub’s yards to outlast the Jaguars 43-37 in overtime of a game that saw them down 14 points in the fourth quarter before two Schaub touchdown passes brought them back. The final 48 of his yards came on a game-winning touchdown pass to Andre Johnson, who had a pretty good case for the weekly honors himself after posting 273 yards on 14 catches. Schaub threw five touchdowns overall as the Texans improved to 9-1.

It’s the fourth time that Schaub has been the offensive player of the week and the first since 2010. Running back Arian Foster won it twice for the Texans in 2011.

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3 Responses to “Matt Schaub’s huge day makes him player of the week”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Nov 21, 2012 12:05 PM

    What a game! The tape from this game will definitely be used in Dre’s HOF intro.

    48 yd walkof TD and a bull pen leap! What’s lost in the yardage for Schaub was the fact that he did it with a 78% completion percentage.

    It was great to see the offense pay back the favor and put the team on its back and win a game all by itself, just as the defense did last week.

  2. dirtydiapers2011 says: Nov 21, 2012 12:16 PM

    This is better than Alex smith’s 18/19 for 107 yards

  3. richwizl says: Nov 21, 2012 12:36 PM

    The Texans are a really good team and it looks like they found a gem in Schaub, just as NE did with that no-name, Brady.

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