QB Schaub loses chunk of ear in Texans victory over Denver

Houston quarterback Matt Schaub gets attention after hit that tore a chunk from his ear.
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 11:11 AM
Last updated 6:54 PM
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DENVER — Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, a former Atlanta Falcon, outplayed Peyton Manning on Sunday and lost a chunk of his ear for his troubles.

Matt Schaub goes down early in the Denver game  AP
Matt Schaub goes down early in the Denver game

Schaub suffered the ear injury during a brutal hit that drew a penalty. He came back, however, throwing a fourth touchdown against a confused Denver Broncos defense en route to a 31-25 victory.

Schaub’s final touchdown pass came about 10 minutes after he was leveled by Joe Mays, which resulted in Denver’s second consecutive roughing-the-passer penalty and, eventually, a Texans field goal for a 24-11 lead. Schaub came out for a play and had a big, bloody mark on his left ear.

“I felt fine,” Schaub said. “I just lost a piece of my ear. I was bleeding and my helmet came off. So, I had to come out for a play, but I was fine.”

Houston improved to 3-0 for the first time in the franchise’s 11 seasons. The Texans won for only the third time in 19 tries against Manning — and the first time ever in a road game.

Schaub played for the Falcons, mostly as a backup, from 2004 through 2006.

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jross1981 09/24/12 - 02:31 pm
When did Mike Tyson start

When did Mike Tyson start playing for Denver!?!

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