It seemed almost unfathomable. There is no way Matt Schaub could do it again. Right? Right?!
After all, it's never been done before in modern-day NFL history.
Only, Schaub didn't just do it. He did it on the very first series of the Sunday Night Football showcase in San Francisco. On his very first pass of the game no less.
If you're going to be honest about it, Matt Schaub easily already could have put the record no QB wants completely out of reach.
When Schaub tried to hit his lifeline (and most obvious target) — veteran wideout Andre Johnson — on a third-and-6 deep in his own end, 49ers nickel back Tramaine Brock jumped the route, picked off the pass and galloped 18 yards into the end zone untouched. San Francisco 49ers 7, Houston Texans 0.
Yes, for the fourth straight game the Texans' embattled veteran quarterback had thrown a Pick-6, breaking the all-time NFL record for most consecutive games with a Pick-6. And if you're going to be honest about it, Matt Schaub easily already could have put the record no quarterback wants completely out of reach. His first pass of the season on that Monday Night miracle in San Diego came as close as you can get to a Pick-6.
Instead, the Chargers got the ball inside the Texans 20 and scored on the very next play.
The record-breaking Pick-6 put Schaub's team in another stunning early hole, one that grew to 14-0. And Schaub wasn't done yet. With the Texans driving in the second quarter, he threw another interception. Though, this one wasn't returned for a touchdown. It just killed a Texans drive and set the 49ers up for another touchdown and a 21-0 advantage.
Schaub's target on his second interception of the first half? Andre Johnson — again. Schaub locked in and Brock jumped the route — again.
Still think benching Schaub and turning to third-string quarterback Case Keenum this season is crazy?