Feel better now, Texans fans?

Some cheers were heard from the hometown crowd on Sunday when Houston QB Matt Schaub — who’d thrown interceptions returned for touchdowns in each of his last four starts — got sacked and had to leave the game with an ankle injury in the third period.

Schaub’s replacement, T.J. Yates, came in — and went on to throw a 98-yard pick-six.


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• At SportsPickle.com: “Wholesome Cardinals fan publicly apologizes for coveting Yasiel Puig in his heart.”

• At YahooSports.com: “Houston, we have a pick-six problem.”

• At TheOnion.com: “Marcus Vick likely out for Sunday shift at Sbarro.”

Long-range view

Organizers expect to break college football’s attendance mark when Virginia Tech and Tennessee play at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in 2016.

“It’s also sure to set a record for most fans with a horrendous view of the field,” wrote Eric Kolenich of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch. “Gentlemen, start your binoculars.”


Did you see the A’s Jed Lowrie golf that one-hop pitch down the third-base line?

“It was a cricket swing,” said TBS broadcaster Buck Martinez. “He hit the googly.”

North by Southeast

A record eight Southeastern Conference football teams appeared in the latest:

a) AP top 25

b) NFL power rankings.

Quote marks

• Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, on puck prodigy Tomas Hertl: “The Sharks’ keen, green, teen goal machine is the only guy in the NHL who is missing his front teeth because they haven’t come in yet.”

• ESPN’s Adam Schefter, on the Patriots’ reluctant tight end: “Rob Gronkowski has turned into the NFL version of Derrick Rose.”

• Ex-NFL great Rod Woodson, to Oakland’s KGMZ Radio, on Raider QB Terrelle Pryor’s upside: “The ceiling is through the roof.”

• Comedy writer Alan Ray, on the Lakers and Warriors playing two exhibition games in China: “They’ll see overcrowding, traffic congestion and air pollution. And once out of California, it’s on to Beijing.”

Paging Al Michaels

And this score just in: Broncos 21, Jaguars 19 — late in the third quarter.

Do you believe in minor miracles?

Dwight Perry: 206-464-8250 or dperry@seattletimes.com