Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson argue on the sidelines

Things were bad enough in Houston. Now it’s just getting ugly.

The Texans fell to the Raiders 28-23 on Sunday for their eighth consecutive loss. But it was a heated exchange between wide receiver Andre Johnson and QB Matt Schaub that caught everyone’s attention.

Wait, why was Schaub in the game? Wasn’t he benched? Well, he was thrown in there to replace ineffective starter Case Keenum in the third quarter. Schaub and the Texans offense did rally somewhat and had a chance to score the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter. However, a pass from Schaub to Johnson on fourth down from the 8-yard line fell incomplete.

That’s when the sideline exchange took place. Johnson ended up leaving the field before the game ended. All in all, it was an ugly finish to an ugly game.

So, what happened between the two men?

That’s understandable. This season is the dictionary definition of a disaster. You can’t blame Schaub and Johnson for this. In fact, it’s surprising that Schaub has been able to keep his cool at all. Check this out:


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