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Texans QB Schaub back to work after hard hits in Denver

Associated Press

9/24/2012 5:28:48 PM

HOUSTON -- Texans coach Gary Kubiak said quarterback Matt Schaub was back at work and looked "fine" the day after losing a bit of his left ear lobe in a win in Denver.

The Texans moved to 3-0 for the first time in franchise history by beating old nemesis Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday. Houston is one of three unbeaten teams left, along with Arizona and Atlanta, heading into Sunday's game against Tennessee (1-2) at Reliant Stadium.

Schaub took a beating in Denver, losing his helmet and a chunk of his ear on a hard hit by Joe Mays. He still tied a career high with four touchdown passes and he only missed one snap after Mays dazed him, an answer to any skeptics who've questioned his toughness in past years.