NFL Insider: Charean Williams’ five cents

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My five cents

1Case Keenum could save Gary Kubiak’s job. The quarterback has rejuvenated the city and the team with his play the past two games, throwing four touchdowns and no interceptions with a passer rating of 118.0 and a sparkling average per attempt of 10.5 yards. The Houston Texans already are looking ahead to 2014 and a fresh start with Keenum.

2No team in recent years has weathered injuries better than the Green Bay Packers, but they might be in trouble without Aaron Rodgers. It has been 21 years since a Packers quarterback has missed consecutive games, and Rodgers is expected to miss at least three. Seneca Wallace signed Sept. 4 after sitting out last season. He has only 21 starts, hasn’t started since the 2011 season and has never passed for more than 261 yards in a game.

3The Detroit Lions are the only team in the NFC North to play the same quarterback all season. Matthew Stafford, who missed 19 of his first 32 starts because of injury, makes his 41st consecutive start today. Stafford needs 287 passing yards to surpass Bobby Layne as the franchise leader in career passing yards (15,710).

4Tyrann Mathieu, a candidate for defensive rookie of the year, couldn’t go on the Pro Bowl ballot until the Arizona Cardinals named him a starter. So they did Tuesday, listing him at free safety. He has started the past five games, some at nickel corner. Mathieu has 49 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a sack and five pass breakups.

5Nick Foles won the Philadelphia Eagles’ starting quarterback job … for this week. He will have to show some consistency, though, to hold off Michael Vick all season. After solid back-to-back starts against the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Bucs the last time Vick was injured, Foles was awful against the Dallas Cowboys with a 37.9 completion percentage and 80 yards before he was knocked out of the game.

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