1. Matt Schaub, Houston Texans quarterback:
Nothing can excuse Schaub's weak, ill-advised third-down pass to tight end Owen Daniels in the flat with 2:40 remaining against the Seattle Seahawks. Daniels was never open and Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was hardly hiding. Sherman's interception and 58-yard return for a TD capped a comeback from a 20-3 halftime deficit and completely sapped the Texans, who lost 23-20 in overtime. I'm not interested in criticism of coach Gary Kubiak for a risky play call. Schaub is a veteran starter and the Texans think they can win the Super Bowl with him. He should be trusted to make an important third-down conversion against a good opponent at home. Schaub needed to throw it away or take a sack. He didn't, and I wonder if Texans fans will forgive him.