"We're right there as a team," Kubiak said. "We were in a good football game, and I think we're going to go back and be really disappointed in our opportunities to make some plays."
Schaub threw a terrible interception to Rob Ninkovich and appeared frazzled in dropping the football during one doomed scramble. Schaub's reputation unquestionably took a hit the past six weeks, but Kubiak told reporters he still has a "ton of confidence" in his signal-caller.
"I think he's one of the top quarterbacks in football, and he's had his team in great position the last two years," Kubiak said. "He was a big part of last year, and you don't get over that hump unless you're willing to keep going back there and keep getting yourself in that position. ... I believe in our quarterback wholeheartedly."
At 31, Schaub likely already has hit his ceiling. The Texans must decide if that's good enough. Beyond that, they have to take a hard look at their roster and figure out how to make good great. That won't be easy.