If Matt Schaub can't play Sunday, Jimmy Clausen would become the sixth quarterback in NFL history since 1950 to start for two different teams against the same team in one season, according to STATS.
Another missed day of practice for Baltimore quarterback Matt Schaub means another step closer to some quirky NFL history potentially being made when the Ravens play the Seahawks on Sunday.
Schaub is listed as Baltimore’s starting quarterback, having replaced the injured Joe Flacco. But Schaub missed practice again Friday due to a chest injury suffered Sunday against Miami.
And if Schaub can’t play Sunday against Seattle, then Jimmy Clausen would get the start. The same Jimmy Clausen who started for the Chicago Bears against the Seahawks on Sept. 27 in Seattle, serving then as a replacement for the injured Jay Cutler.
Clausen was released in late November and signed by the Ravens after Flacco was injured.
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If Clausen starts, he would become the sixth quarterback in NFL history since 1950 to start for two different teams against the same team in one season, according to STATS.
The most recent time it happened was Kyle Orton in 2011 for Denver and Kansas City against Green Bay and Oakland.
Clausen was 9 of 17 for 63 yards for the Bears against the Seahawks in a 26-0 Seattle win in which Chicago ran a conservative and run-heavy offense.
Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard said Thursday that they are preparing for Baltimore’s offense and not a specific quarterback.
“It’s always going to be about us,’’ Richard said. “They are going to put whoever out there that they feel the most confident with, and they are going to have a game plan to try to attack us, so that’s all it’s really going to come down to.’’
Richard said what Clausen did in the Bears game wouldn’t factor into preparation for a possible rematch.
“Different team, different offense, doesn’t really apply much,’’ Richard said. “They are going to have a particular game plan … and that’s obviously going to be stuff that we haven’t seen yet.’’