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Texans QB Matt Schaub Quietly Reaches A Milestone, Nears Franchise Records

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With his 337 yard performance last week against the Philadelphia Eagles, Matt Schaub passed the 3,000-yard plateau for the third consecutive season.

Over the past five seasons, an average of 16 quarterbacks top the 3,000-yard benchmark per season, so it's not an uncommon plateau. However, Schaub and ten other quarterbacks entered this season with an opportunity to pass for three-straight 3,000-yard seasons, and that makes it a pretty noteworthy mark.

Behind these respectable seasons, it's no surprise that Matt Schaub is 249 yards away from erasing David Carr's name from the record books and becoming the Houston Texans all-time leader in career passing yards. Based on per game averages, Schaub should get that on "Monday Night Football" when the Baltimore Ravens come to town.

In the 2011 season, Schaub should also claim the franchise lead in completions (currently trails Carr by 146) and attempts (trails by 415). After those fall, Carr will only hold the single-season completion percentage (68.3%) and, of course, all those records involving sacks and fumbles.

On a similar milestone related note, Schaub also is one of six quarterbacks who entered the season with a chance at three-straight seasons of a QB Rating of 90.0-plus; he currently has a rating of 93.2.

Congratulations to Matt Schaub on racking up the numbers and thanks for taking Carr's name out of the record book.

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