QB Case Keenum - Washington Redskins
|6-0, 208||Born: 2-17-1988||College: Houston||Drafted: ---|
2019 Week 1 vs PHI (30 / 44 / 380 / 3 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum had a perfect start to this game, literally. He demonstrated great command of the offense and established a rhythm to offset the Eagles pressure. The opening drive touchdown pass may have been the result of poor tackling as Case threw a quick out to Vernon Davis. The bad tackling turned into a forty-eight yard touchdown. The most impressive part of Case's first half performance is that they weren't running the ball well. The short passing game opened up a few deep shots as Case connected with Terry McLaurin on a deep post to record his 2nd touchdown of the first half. Case rung up 20 twenty points for the Washington offense in the first half and looked great. The second half was a different story. The Washington offense had only managed ten plays and thirty yards as it got late into the 2nd half. A few three and outs to go along with long drives by the Eagles left Washington on the sidelines a ton. Case managed one late garbage time touchdown but the game had already been decided. Case couldn't capitalize on the minimal opportunities in the second half as the Eagles were rallying. Case did overthrow a potential touchdown in the third quarter that could have been a huge momentum booster if he connects. Nonetheless, the offense was shut down in the second half and Case's solid game was cut short.
2019 Week 2 vs DAL (26 / 37 / 221 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum played a steady game although it resulted in a loss. The offense started slow with a few 3-and-out possessions, but Case finally put together a scoring drive at the end of the first quarter. The touchdown drive was run dominated with eight runs and two passes. To cap off the drive, Case handed the ball off on the goal line and Washington was on the board to start the second quarter. After halftime, Case orchestrated an eleven-play drive that ended with a twelve-yard pass on a hook route where the receiver did most of the work. Case didn't have many possessions to do much damage in the second half, but he did manage one more scoring drive as the game was mostly already decided. The defense struggled to get off the field, so the offense was stalled. Case took care of the ball and made plays, but not enough to get a win.
2019 Week 4 vs NYG (6 / 11 / 37 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum had his worst start to a game this season and it ended with him being replaced. He was wildly inaccurate and continued his bad decision making from the previous game. On the third play of the game he threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown. He also missed Trey Quinn for a potential touchdown on a seam route deep downfield. With a little under 7 minutes left in the second quarter he was replaced by Dwayne Haskins.
2019 Week 6 vs MIA (13 / 25 / 166 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 10 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum did just well enough to win against the Dolphins. With the coaching change, came a differing philosophy as the offense went to a more run-oriented unit. This kept the chance for turnovers to a minimum although Case did have a fumble in this game. Nonetheless it was recovered by Washington. Case connected on less than 50% of his attempts today but he did manage to throw two touchdowns. His 2nd touchdown was the easiest pass he had all day on a streak upfield for thirty-yard touchdown. Case wasn't sharp at all in this game but playing against a team that is arguable worse than Washington he had room for error.
2019 Week 7 vs SF (9 / 12 / 77 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum was in extreme game manager mode today with the harsh weather conditions. Between the heavy rain and Bill Callahan's emphasis to "establish the run" Case only attempted twelve passes on the day. He didn't even cross the hundred-yard mark as each of his nine completions were within ten yards. Ball security was even more important in today's game as the weather conditions were extremely sloppy. Therefore, Case was reluctant to take any chances and the play calling was just as conservative. He got the Washington offense in scoring position on the opening, but the thirty-nine-yard field goal was missed.
2019 Week 8 vs MIN (12 / 16 / 130 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum had a good start to this game until the untimely turnover. He led the offense to three first downs and completed his first three passes before giving the ball back to Minnesota. Case had the Redskins in scoring position twice but only came away with field goals. Play-action passing, and the run game worked surprisingly well against the Vikings defense. However, Case only came away with two field goals and exited the game at halftime due to concussion. Its unfortunate Case went down because this was the best the offense had looked in weeks.
2018 Week 1 vs SEA (25 / 39 / 329 / 3 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
It was an up and down performance for Keenum, who tossed three touchdowns as well as three interceptions. Keenum was picked off by Earl Thomas early in the contest. The safety was playing deep and jumped the pass as Keenum looked for Demaryius Thomas up the seam. Keenum was picked a second time late in the second quarter as the Broncos attempted to score with their two minute offense. The interception was mostly due to a fantastic diving effort by defender Bradley McDougald. Keenum's third interception was an ugly one, as he simply overthrew his receiver(Sanders) and hit defender McDougald right in the hands in the third quarter. Keenum's first touchdown was all Phillip Lindsay, as the back caught a short out route from the backfield and turned it up the sideline for a 29 yard score in the 1st quarter. Keenum found Emmanuel Sanders in the 2nd quarter for his second touchdown of the day on a play action. Sanders split wide left and ran a deep crossing route, losing his defender in the middle of the field where Keenum found him. The receiver turned on the jets and took the ball up the right sideline for a score. Keenum led a 75 yard scoring drive to take the lead in the 4th quarter. His short memory was apparent as he fearlessly stared down McDougald(who had already picked him twice) and threw a laser past the defender to connect with Demaryius Thomas for his third touchdown. The receiver made fantastic effort to catch the ball and touch both feet down as he fell out of bounds.
2018 Week 2 vs OAK (19 / 35 / 222 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 16 / 1 rush)
Keenum had a rough start against the Raiders, totaling just 38 yards passing in the first half. He couldn't get on the same page with his receivers, with Demaryius Thomas struggling with some drops. Keenum looked for Jake Butt up the seam for a touchdown in the second, but he under threw the ball a bit and a defender managed to high point the ball for an interception right on the goal line. Keenum came out in the second half slinging, and managed to find Emmanuel Sanders for a couple of big gains to get the offense moving. Keenum narrowly missed connecting with Courtland Sutton on a touchdown in 3rd, but the receiver couldn't get both feet down cleanly in the end zone. Keenum picked up a 1st down with his feet in the 4th quarter, rolling out left on 3rd and 3 for an 8 yard gain. Keenum punched the ball in himself late in the 4th quarter. On 4th down from the Raiders 2 yard line, Keenum took the snap from the shotgun in a 5WR set and charged forward into the end zone. Keenum and the offense got the ball back on their own 20 yard line with just over 2 minutes left in the game, down by 2 points. Keenum connected with Sanders and Heuerman twice, as well as Jake Butt to move the Broncos down the field. Keenum found Tim Patrick with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game, setting up the game winning field goal on 4th down. Keenum was only sacked once.
2018 Week 3 vs BAL (22 / 34 / 192 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum struggled in the rain, short-arming several passes and also seeing several attempts batted down by defenders at the line of scrimmage. Denver capitalized on an blocked punt to score a rushing touchdown on their first offensive snap of the game. Emmanuel Sanders punched in a 35 yard rushing touchdown later in the 1st, and that was the last time the Broncos found paydirt. Keenum just couldn't push the ball downfield, consistently checking down to short pass options. Keenum's longest completions were a 22 yard pickup by Thomas and a 21 yard reception by Sutton. Keenum fumbled the ball on a sack late in the 2nd quarter on the same play that saw RB Lindsay thrown out for throwing a punch. Keenum was intercepted by Baltimore linebacker Onwuasor while looking for TE Heuerman late in the 4th quarter. The linebacker was tight in coverage and undercut the out route that Keenum threw.
2018 Week 4 vs KC (21 / 33 / 245 / 0 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum struggled again as he did not find the end zone and was intercepted once. The Broncos were making big plays in the running game but abandoned it for the most part in the 2nd half, despite the score being close. Keenum took 4 sacks as he struggled to avoid pressure from the KC front 7. The pick in the 3rd quarter was tough, as he had dropped a beautiful pass into Heurman down the right sideline. Defender Eric Murray just made an outstanding play ripping the ball from Heuerman's hands as he fell to the turf. Keenum led the two minute offense to a field goal at the end of the 1st half. He got the chance again to lead the two minute offense again, down by 4 points at the end of the 4th quarter. He completed an outstanding sideline throw to Sanders to convert 4th and 11, then found Heuerman up the seam for a 36 yard gain, setting the Broncos up near the Kansas City red zone with 33 seconds left. Keenum had Thomas wide open down the right sideline for what would have been the game-winning touchdown, but he couldn't hit the receiver in stride. Keenum's biggest play of the day was a deep ball to Sutton down the right sideline that picked up 42 yards in the 2nd quarter. He narrowly missed connecting with Sutton twice in the end zone on deep balls, including a 3rd quarter pass that did draw a pass interference call and set the Broncos up at the Kansas City 5.
2018 Week 5 vs NYJ (35 / 51 / 377 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum attempted a season-high 51 passes as Denver fell behind early and tried to catch up. He struggled for the most part as Denver's O-line couldn't protect him from New York's pass rush. Keenum was sacked 4 times and fumbled on 2 of those occasions. Keenum capitalized on a New York turnover and found Cortland Sutton for a 1st quarter touchdown, taking a shotgun snap in the Jets red zone and buying time with his feet until Sutton worked his way open in the back corner of the end zone for a diving catch. Keenum and the 2-minute offense had 3 chances at the end zone from the Jets 10 yard line late in the 2nd quarter, but he overthrew Heuerman and Sutton in the end zone and also missed Lindsay on a dump off pass. Keenum drove the offense down inside the Jets 10 in the 4th, and did an amazing job avoiding a sack on 4th and 3, but unfortunately couldn't connect with Sanders in the end zone, turning the ball over on downs. Keenum found Demaryius Thomas down the right sideline for a late touchdown in the 4th quarter. Thomas split out wide right and beat single coverage down the field, plucking the pass from the air off balance and staggering into the end zone for the score. Keenum's interception was no fault of his own, as he hit an open Sutton right in the hands at the end of the 4th quarter. The receiver unfortunately let the ball bounce off his hands and into the arms of a waiting defender, resulting in a turnover in the end zone. Keenum continues to favor Emmanuel Sanders with 14 targets heading Sanders' way in week 5.
2018 Week 6 vs LAR (25 / 41 / 322 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Keenum's day started out rough. He had the ball slapped out of his hand by a defender on the opening drive, but managed to pick it back up and nearly throw an interception. After a three and out, the offense put together a nice drive at the end of the 1st quarter, with Keenum completing several passes to Lindsay and Sanders. Keenum appeared to find Sanders for a long touchdown, but the receiver was ruled down at the 1 yard line and then drew a taunting penalty that backed the offense up another 15 yards. Keenum took a big sack on 4th and 3 at the end of the 2nd quarter. A defender ripped the ball from his hands as he was tackled, but it wouldn't have mattered anyway as it was a turnover on downs. Keenum was evaluated for a concussion during halftime, but returned in the 3rd quarter. Keenum did have a few big chunk plays downfield, always to the left of the formation. He found Sanders for 43 yards down the left sideline in the 1st quarter, Thomas for 45 yards down the left sideline in the 3rd, and finally a big deep ball to Sutton down the left sideline late in the 4th quarter for 41 yard. Keenum found Emmanuel Sanders for his first touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Sanders lined up in the slot with two other receivers on the right side of the formation, and broke his defenders ankles with a nasty double move. Keenum found him and Sanders made an outstanding effort to extend the ball into the end zone after being hit around the 3 yard line. Keenum also found Thomas for one final score at the end of the game. A pass interference penalty set Denver up on the 1 yard line. Thomas lined up in the slot and took off for the back of the end zone, and Keenum hit him with a nice touch pass. Unfortunately, Denver was unable to recover the ensuing onside kick, sealing their 23-20 loss. Keenum was intercepted in the 3rd quarter while looking for TE Brian Parker up the seam. A defender tipped the short pass up into the air, while another made a diving catch for the pick. Keenum had one 6 yard scramble that converted on 3rd down in the 3rd quarter.
2018 Week 7 vs ARI (14 / 21 / 161 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
Keenum wasn't asked to do much after the Broncos jumped out to an early lead thanks to Josh Rosen's turnover-happy performance. Emmanuel Sanders actually threw the Broncos first touchdown pass on an end-around trick play in the 1st quarter. Early in the 2nd quarter, Sanders got wide open behind the deep safety and Keenum found him for a 64 yard touchdown pass from a shotgun formation. Keenum nearly found Courtland Sutton in the end zone at the end of the 1st half, drawing a pass interference penalty that set the Broncos up on the 1 yard line right before Royce Freeman's 1 yard TD plunge. Patrick Peterson intercepted Keenum early in the 3rd quarter, following Emmanuel Sanders step for step as if he were running his route for him and plucking the ball from the air with a nifty over the shoulder catch.
2018 Week 8 vs KC (23 / 34 / 262 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Keenum faced heavy pressure from the Kansas City front 7, taking 5 sacks total for a loss of nearly 50 yards. LB Dee Ford in particular seemed to be all over Keenum nearly every play. Keenum extended an early 1st quarter play with a rollout and found Emmanuel Sanders 49 yards down the right sideline for his biggest completion of the day. He aired out a 50/50 ball to Sutton at the end of the 2nd quarter, and the rookie came down with it for a 42 yard gain down the left sideline. Keenum capped the 1st half with a touchdown pass to Tim Patrick with less than 10 seconds left until halftime. Patrick got behind the safety in a blown coverage by KC and Keenum hit him in the back corner of the end zone for a 24 yard score. Keenum also found tight end Jeff Heuerman for a short touchdown pass at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Keenum picked up a 9 yard gain with a nice scramble at the end of the 2nd quarter. Keenum lost a fumble on a 2nd quarter sack that resulted from him holding the ball much too long, fortunately center Matt Paradis was able to recover it. Keenum was not so fortunate in the 4th quarter, as linebacker Dee Ford slapped the ball from his hands and KC recovered. Keenum was intercepted while attempting a 4th quarter flea-flicker. Cornerback Kendall Fuller made an amazing effort to dive in front of Thomas's route for the ball.
2018 Week 9 vs HOU (26 / 42 / 290 / 1 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum had a pedestrian day against the Texans, who acquired receiver Demaryius Thomas just last week. In the absence of Thomas, Keenum gravitated to tight end Heuerman, who he peppered with 11 targets. Keenum loaded up a perfect deep ball that Courtland Sutton couldn't quite secure in the end zone late in the 1st quarter. Keenum found Heuerman for a touchdown in the 3rd quarter, threading the needle between two defenders on a perfectly timed comeback route that left his hand long before Heuerman ever turned around to look for the ball. Keenum led the offense on a final drive to win the game at the end of the 4th quarter, converting 4th and 1 with a short pass to Heuerman, then converting 4th and 8 with a beautiful ball to Emmanuel Sanders in the face of a heavy pass rush. Denver attempted the game winning field goal from 51 yards out, but McManus missed it wide right.
2018 Week 11 vs LAC (19 / 32 / 205 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum was pressured by the San Diego defense all day, but never took a sack. He had a lethargic first half as the passing game barely tallied 50 yards. Keenum warmed up in the 2nd half with a few big completions to Sutton and Sanders. His longest completion of the day was a 39 yard gain on a post route to Sutton in the 3rd quarter. Keenum attempted to scramble for a 2 point conversion in the 3rd quarter but was stopped short. Keenum and the offense led a game winning drive with the Broncos down 22-20 in the 4th quarter with less than 2 minutes left in the game. Keenum really came to life on the final drive, completing passes of 30+ yards to Sanders and Sutton and sprinkling in a few short passes to his tight ends and running backs as he went 5 for 6 before the game winning field goal. Keenum spread the ball around pretty evenly on the day, targeting Sanders and Sutton 6 times each, and Lindsay and Heuerman 5 times apiece.
2018 Week 12 vs PIT (15 / 28 / 197 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Keenum had a slow but efficient performance in week 12. He passed for less than 200 yards, but found the end zone twice and did not turn the ball over at all. Keenum and the entire Denver offense were slow in the first half. He eventually led a scoring drive at the end of the 2nd quarter, setting the Broncos up in the red zone with a 17 yard connection to tight end LaCosse down the left sideline. Keenum and LaCosse connected again on the next play, with the tight end running a short curl from the left slot then barreling into the end zone for the score. Keenum loaded up a deep ball for Sanders down the right sideline in the 2nd quarter, but just barely overthrew the diving receiver. The two connected on a deep ball down the right sideline for a 38 yard gain in the 3rd quarter, setting the Broncos up on the Steelers 5 yard line. Keenum rolled out right and found Sanders open in the back of the end zone for a touchdown on the very next play. Keenum found Sanders for another big gain on the next drive, but the receiver was ruled out of bounds on the diving catch. Keenum hit Sanders again on a deep post route in the 4th quarter to set the Broncos up on the Steelers 5 yard line. He targeted Sanders again on the next play, but the receiver was pushed out at the 2 yard line. Phillip Lindsay scored a short touchdown run on the next play.
2018 Week 13 vs CIN (12 / 21 / 151 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)
Keenum had to play game manager as the Broncos capitalized on turnovers and Phillip Lindsay's big performance on the ground. Keenum threw just 21 passes, targeting Sutton 7 times and Sanders 6. The highlight of Keenum's day was a touchdown pass to Sutton in the 3rd quarter. Keenum took the snap under center with Janovich and Freeman in the backfield behind him, faking the handoff before hitting Sutton with a jump ball in the end zone for a 30 yard score down. Keenum was sacked twice in the contest, and scrambled twice for 9 yards.
2018 Week 14 vs SF (24 / 42 / 186 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 24 / 0 rush)
Keenum lost his favorite receiving option when Emmanuel Sanders blew his Achilles out in practice on Wednesday, and it showed in Sunday's contest. Keenum struggled mightily in the 1st half, and entered halftime with less than 50 yards passing. Keenum pieced together some decent drives in the 2nd half as he established a bit of rapport with young receivers Patrick and Hamilton. Keenum converted 4th and 2 with a 20 yard corner route to Tim Patrick in the 3rd quarter, setting Denver up on San Francisco's 2 yard line. Keenum led another scoring drive late in the 4th quarter, converting 4th and 7 with a toe-tapping sideline connection to Tim Patrick. Keenum capped the drive with a short touchdown pass to Daesean Hamilton, who ran an out route from the slot while Sutton crossed his defenders face. Keenum had a couple of nice scrambles as he totaled 24 yards on the ground. He rolled out to the right and scrambled for a 16 yard gain to convert 3rd and long in the 2nd quarter.
2018 Week 15 vs CLE (31 / 48 / 257 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 1 / 1 rush)
Keenum and his depleted receiving core killed the Broncos with inaccurate passing and a couple of turnovers. The running game stalled out from the beginning of the contest, and Keenum proceeded to miss receivers all over the field. He was forced to run a touchdown in after the Browns sniffed out a play action pass attempt on the goal line in the 1st quarter. Keenum's receivers were bracketed in coverage, so he rolled out right and dove into the end zone for the score. Keenum was intercepted at the end of the 1st half as he launched a jump ball to Courtland Sutton in the end zone between double coverage. He was under duress and the decision to throw was a bad one. Keenum chucked up another deep ball into double coverage later in the 3rd quarter, resulting in a second interception as he looked for Hamilton deep. Keenum peppered Hamilton out of the slot with a team-high 12 targets, followed by Patrick with 8, and LaCosse, Sutton, and Lindsay with 6 apiece.
2018 Week 16 vs OAK (23 / 37 / 202 / 2 / 2 pass, 3 / 19 / 0 rush)
Keenum had a slow first half, then managed to muster up a couple of touchdowns after halftime before sealing the game with two interceptions late in the 4th quarter. Keenum threw up a couple of "hospital balls" in the 1st quarter, getting Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton laid out on a pair of poorly placed deep throws. Keenum got a break at the end of the 1st quarter when a defender tipped the ball while he was pitching an option to Lindsay on 4th and 1. The ball hit the ground but bounced right back into Lindsay's breadbasket. Keenum scrambled to buy time and made a nice 20 yard connection with Courtland Sutton with less than 10 seconds in the 1st half, setting up a long Brandon McManus field goal attempt just before halftime. Keenum found Tim Patrick down the right sideline for a 26 yard gain in the 3rd quarter. Keenum and Hamiltion hooked up for Denver's first touchdown of the day. Hamilton lined up in the slot on the left side of the formation and separated from his defender with a nice cut on a corner route. Keenum hit Hamilton with a perfect pass just as the receiver broke open in the back of the end zone. Keenum scrambled to buy time for his second touchdown pass, then found Courtland Sutton in the back of the end zone for a 19 yard score. The Raiders challenged that Keenum had crossed the line of scrimmage before throwing, but the touchdown stood after review. Keenum's first interception was a terrible decision to throw to Tim Patrick in triple coverage late in the 4th quarter. HIs second interception wasn't much better as he desperately heaved the ball into more triple coverage on 4th and 19 near the end of the game. Keenum managed 19 yards on the ground. He broke a couple of tackles on a 17 yard highlight reel scramble that converted 3rd and long in the 3rd quarter.
2018 Week 17 vs LAC (31 / 48 / 292 / 1 / 1 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
Keenum didn't get any help from his teammates, as his receivers consistently dropped the ball and his offensive line struggled to contain Joey Bosa and company throughout the contest. Keenum couldn't push the ball downfield to his deep threats, and the Broncos shot themselves in the foot with several fluky turnovers. Keenum threw a backward pass to Freeman behind the line of scrimmage in the 2nd quarter, which the rookie halfback missed. San Diego scooped the ball up and ran it into the end zone for a touchdown. Keenum was intercepted in the San Diego end zone at the end of the first half. He hit Matt LaCosse with a good pass, but the tight end let the pass bounce off his hands and right to a defender. Fortunately, the defender who intercepted it attempted an ill-advised pitch during the return, and Denver recovered the ball. Keenum managed one touchdown to fullback Janovich in the 4th quarter. The lead blocker was completely uncovered as he leaked out of the backfield from a power running set and up the right sideline for an easy connection from Keenum. Unfortunately, Casey Hayward intercepted the two point conversion attempt, a jump ball to Courtland Sutton, and returned it the length of the field for two points. Keenum gave Sutton a shot, but the cornerback simply overpowered the receiver and ripped the ball out of his hands.
2017 Week 2 vs PIT (20 / 37 / 167 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum really looked like a backup quarterback this week and was unable to get anything going with the offense. Keenum completed only 54% of his passes and was unable to find the end zone. The one bright note for the backup quarterback was he did not turn the ball over. Keenum was able to find Kyle Rudolph for a long 27-yard gain but even this ball was thrown high and Rudolph had to make a spectacular one-handed grab. The Vikings quarterback had two more passes over 20 yards to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs respectively but was not consistent enough to keep the ball moving. The Vikings have to hope that Bradford's knee is good to go for next week or they can expect similar results next week against the Buccaneers.
2017 Week 3 vs TB (25 / 33 / 369 / 3 / 0 pass, 6 / 18 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum had the best game of his career against a beleaguered Tampa Bay defense setting a personal record for yards and tying his career best with 3 touchdown passes. Keenum benefited from a very motivated Stefon Diggs and a defense that caused 3 turnovers. Despite all the yards and touchdowns, the most impressive thing Keenum did was not turnover the ball. This was not because he was playing it safe either as the backup quarterback took several shots down the field and was the clear leader of the offense today. Keenum's first touchdown came on a short out route to Jarius Wright. The speedy young receiver beat his defender to the pylon and reached the ball over the goal line from the 2-yard line. Keenum's next two touchdowns came to Stefon Diggs on strikes of 14 and 59 yards. The most impressive part of the 59-yard catch was Tampa had 12 defenders on the field and still could not catch Diggs.
2017 Week 4 vs DET (16 / 30 / 219 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
With Sam Bradford still injured, Case Keenum was thrust into the starting job once again. Despite a career day last week, Keenum performed more like a backup today. On the plus side, he did not commit any turnovers but he also was unable to finish drives and put points on the board. Keenum was unable to find Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen for big chunks of yards like he did last week and things only got worse after Dalvin Cook left with an injury. The lone highlight came on a 33-yard pass to Diggs down the right sideline when he beat his man and snuck in front of the safety. Keenum's worst play came on a sack he took late in the fourth quarter on third and goal to go. The offensive line simply broke down and Keenum had nowhere to go. The coaching staff then elected to go for the touchdown rather than take the points and rely on the defense to get a stop. On fourth and goal, Keenum threw a pass high and through the end zone that no receiver had a chance to catch. Keenum has done an admirable job protecting the football and managing games but the Vikings sorely need Sam Bradford to return.
2017 Week 5 vs CHI (17 / 21 / 140 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / 22 / 0 rush)
With a struggling Sam Bradford, Keenum was thrust back into the starting role late in the second quarter. Keenum fared much better than Bradford but relied heavily on his running backs and tight end. Of his 21 pass attempts, 16 targeted running backs or tight ends and Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen were almost nonexistent. The best thing Keenum did all night was move around in the pocket and avoid being sacked like Bradford in the first half. His lone touchdown came on a broken coverage to Kyle Rudolph. Keenum rolled to his right on a bootleg and found Rudolph all alone behind the defense for a 13-yard touchdown. The entire defense rolled with Keenum as if he was going to run the ball and Rudolph was never even touched. The rest of the night was about playing it safe and not turning over the ball. With Bradford's status uncertain for next week there is a good chance Keenum will get another start.
2017 Week 6 vs GB (24 / 38 / 239 / 1 / 1 pass, 2 / 15 / 0 rush)
The streak of games without an interception is over for Case Keenum but he still managed to do enough to get the win in this one. Keenum was not overly sharp and was missing one of the Viking's top targets in Stefon Diggs. Keenum was better about trying to get the ball to his wide receivers this week but still had a 16-19 RB/TE to WR target ratio. Keenum's favorite target on the day was Adam Thielen with 13 targets and almost 100 yards receiving. Keenum's lone touchdown came to Jerick McKinnon on a 27-yard screen play. McKinnon managed to outrun the linebackers who got caught up in the wall of blockers and then followed Laquon Treadwell down the sideline and into the end zone. Keenum did not have to do much to sell this play as it was well blocked and executed all around. Keenum's interception came on a ball he tried to force to Michael Floyd and was tipped by the underneath coverage. Keenum simply lost sight of the linebacker who made an outstanding leaping play to tip the ball back to coverage. Keenum's ability to not turn the ball over has been a huge part of his success so far this season but this was one where he just knew where he was going with the ball before the play even started.
2017 Week 7 vs BAL (20 / 31 / 188 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Keenum was able to do just enough for the Vikings to win today but he was aided by a kicker who could not miss, and the best game Latavius Murray has put together as a Viking. Keenum was very inaccurate, often overthrowing his intended receiver or missing them entirely. His lone interception can be put more on Laquon Treadwell after he bobbled the ball twice before it fell into the arms of Brandon Carr. The biggest play of the day came on a 30-yard fade route to Jarius Wright. Wright beat his coverage by a step and made a fully extending diving catch down the sideline. Keenum was kept out of the end zone despite 4 different red zone opportunities. This was not the best game for Case and he may be feeling the pressure of Teddy Bridgewater being back at practice. Keenum and the Vikings travel to Cleveland next week to take on the winless Browns.
2017 Week 8 vs CLE (27 / 43 / 288 / 2 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
It was not the greatest start for Case Keenum and the Vikings offense, but they eventually found their groove in the second half. The first error came on a ball batted at the line and then intercepted by Joe Schobert. The ball was batted high in the air and no Viking receiver was in the area to try and make a play. Keenum showed great mobility in the pocket today and was only sacked once by the Cleveland pass rush. Keenum's first touchdown came on an 18-yard play action pass to Adam Thielen. Keenum stepped up in the pocket and then roll right to find a wide-open Thielen in the back of the end zone. Cleveland's coverage had stepped up to counter Keenum from running and Thielen was left all along. Keenum's second touchdown came on a 4-yard strike to Kyle Rudolph in the back of the end zone. The big tight end worked across the short field and made a leaping catch in the back of the end zone. The Cleveland defended tried to push Rudolph out of bounds while still in the air, but Rudolph was able to get both feet in with room to spare. Keenum did a great job spreading the ball around to 8 different receivers on the day but never found the big play. The Viking's run game was not very effective today and this did not open many holes down the field for Keenum. Today was another game of quick hits and catch and run opportunities. A decision will have to be made about Viking quarterbacks after the Bye with Teddy Bridgewater back at practice and Sam Bradford progressing. Keenum has played admirably during Bradford's absence and there is no telling what the Vikings will do going forward.
2017 Week 10 vs WAS (21 / 29 / 304 / 4 / 2 pass, 3 / -1 / 0 rush)
It was really a tale of two quarterbacks with Keenum this week. There were times when he looked like an All-Pro quarterback and then others that showed why he was a free agent signing. Keenum did top 300 yards passing and threw a career-high 4 touchdowns, but it was the two interceptions that left the door wide open for a Teddy Bridgewater return. The first interception came on the Redskin's side of the field when he tried to hit Kyle Rudolph down the left sideline. Keenum scrambled out of the pocket and lobbed a ball off his back foot for an easy interception. He would have been better off throwing this ball away or trying to run for a few yards up the sideline as Rudolph had no chance to make the catch. The second interception was worse as he again tried to force the ball to Rudolph and had the route undercut by DJ Swearinger. The only saving grace was Keenum was able to knock the ball out of Swearinger's hands at the 2-yard line or else it would have been a pick-6. These two mistakes aside, Keenum did have a lot of success and found the end zone 4 other times to Diggs, Thielen, Wright, and Morgan. Diggs and Thielen accounted for 17 of his 29 targets and more than 60% of his total yardage. Thielen and Diggs accounted for the explosive plays of 49 and 51 yards and Keenum completed passes to 6 different receivers. This was Keenum's best game for Minnesota to date, but with a tough stretch of the schedule coming up there may be a lot of people calling for Teddy Bridgewater to take his starting job back.
2017 Week 11 vs LAR (27 / 38 / 280 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 20 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum continues to be extremely efficient in this offense as while he is not extremely mobile, he utilizes his mobility to avoid pressure and avoid taking sacks while completing a high percentage of passes. This was exemplified in the first quarter on a play-action play in which Robert Quinn came around the edge and Connor Barwin was coming up the middle, Keenum stepped up to avoid Quinn, ducked under Barwin, and completed the pass just before taking a big hit from Michael Brockers.
2017 Week 12 vs DET (21 / 30 / 282 / 2 / 0 pass, 7 / 20 / 1 rush)
Keenum continued the hot hand again this week for the Vikings, and should have secured his job for another week while Teddy Bridgewater waits in the wings. Keenum looked very sharp, connecting with Kyle Rudolph for two touchdown passes. The first pass came on an easy 1-yard out route while the second was a 22-yard bomb down the right seam where Rudolph simply ran past his linebacker in coverage. Keenum also added a 9-yard rush off the right end after the pocket broke down and he had nowhere to go with the ball. Keenum also completed long passes of 31, 34, and 37 yards to Jerick McKinnon, Kyle Rudolph, and Stefon Diggs respectively. Keenum continues to click with Thielen and Diggs as 18 of the 30 total targets went their way. Keenum almost had a third touchdown after McKinnon took a screen 31 yards down the field, fumbled, and the ball was recovered in the end zone by Thielen. This was reviewed and ruled the runner was down before the fumble. The Falcons defense has played better of late, but Keenum seems to have found a rhythm and the offense is clicking.
2017 Week 13 vs ATL (25 / 30 / 227 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / -1 / 0 rush)
Keenum had the best day on offense for the Vikings but did not really wow anyone all game. The most impressive part of his stat line was completing 83.3% of his passes. The overall yardage was not there, but he did add both touchdowns through the air today. Keenum hit Jerick McKinnon on a 2-yard bootleg play where McKinnon used Kyle Rudolph as a rub on his defender and was found wide open in the end zone. The second touch down came on a 6-yard strike right up the seam to Rudolph. The big tight end beat his linebacker in coverage and the safety was late coming over to cover. It was an easy throw and catch for the touchdown with no one in the immediate area. Keenum did a better job spreading the ball around this week and completed passes to 9 different receivers. The big play eluded Keenum this week with his longest play of the day being a 22-yard catch and run by Adam Thielen on the last drive of the game to help run the clock out. Keenum will have another stiff test next week as the Vikings travel to Carolina to take on the Panthers.
2017 Week 14 vs CAR (27 / 44 / 280 / 2 / 2 pass, 5 / 40 / 0 rush)
Despite being the key factor in a resurgent Vikings' offense that had to weather the losses of both Sam Bradford and Dalvin Cook, Keenum has had to answer questions all season about being replaced as the Vikings starter. For the most part, he had silenced critics with his solid play, but this week he stumbled against a stingy Carolina defense. He still managed to put up 24 points on the road, but 3 costly mistakes will have him fielding questions about his job security all week. Keenum did manage 280 yards passing and 2 touchdowns, but everyone is going to focus on the 2 interceptions and the fumble lost. Keenum was intercepted on the first drive of the game. Adam Thielen had beat his man down the sideline and Keenum simply underthrew him and the ball went right to the corner who had peeled off the route. The second interception was not Keenum's fault as the ball bounced off Stefon Digg's chest and into the covering corner's arms. The fumble came on a strip sack where Keenum held the ball in the pocket too long and simply had no chance against the pass rush. It looked as if he had started his arm forward, but the replay official confirmed it was a fumble recovered by Carolina. For all of the bad, Keenum did manage 2 touchdown passes. His first touchdown came on a beautiful pass up the seam to Kyle Rudolph. The big tight end appeared to be triple covered in the end zone, but Keenum was able to drop it right over the coverage and put it where only Rudolph could make a play on the ball. The second touchdown pass came to Adam Thielen on a skinny post right down the middle that he broke for 52 yards and into the end zone. Keenum should get the chance to take on the Bengals at home next week, but look for it to be a short leash after all of the mistakes today.
2017 Week 15 vs CIN (20 / 23 / 236 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 20 / 0 rush)
Keenum was about as efficient as a quarterback could be against the Bengals today. He only missed 3 of his passes all day and added 2 touchdown passes for good measure. It was Keenum's solid play that gave the Vikings the chance to put Teddy Bridgewater in at the end of the game. The first touchdown pass came on a 20-yard dart to Stefon Diggs directly up the seam. The offense had struggled in the red zone to that point, but Keenum was able to lead Diggs just far enough that he was open in the end zone. The second touchdown came on a rub route by Kyle Rudolph where the big tight end ended up wide open in the end zone. The entire Vikings team was dominant and Keenum did not even have to put up the numbers he did. Keenum will have to outduel Aaron Rodgers and the Packers next Saturday night to keep pace with the Eagles for home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
2017 Week 16 vs GB (14 / 25 / 139 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / -2 / 0 rush)
The offense was not sharp this week, but Keenum was able to do just enough to secure the Vikings 12th victory. Keenum struggled to grip the ball in the cold and missed on several throws to open receivers. He was unable to get his top target in Adam Thielen going and only completed 2 of 6 attempts his way. Keenum found the most success looking towards Stefon Diggs while completing 5 of 8 attempts and a touchdown. The touchdown was a beautiful fade right over Diggs shoulder who was able to toe tap just before going out of the back of the end zone. Diggs beat his man and there was no safety to come over and help. Keenum was unable to scramble out of the pocket and was harassed all day. If the Vikings manage to lock up their first-round bye next week, they will have to go through Philadelphia in the NFC Championship if they make it that far.
2017 Week 17 vs CHI (21 / 29 / 189 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 0 / 0 rush)
There was some talk about the Vikings resting some of their starters this week and Keenum was the main topic. The easiest way to lock up a first-round bye was with a win and Keenum ended up playing the entire game and closing out a very successful season. He was very efficient and did not try to force the ball down the field this week. He spread the ball around more than any other point this season with 8 receivers having at least 1 target. Diggs and Thielen still dominated the overall number or targets and both had over 60 yards receiving. Keenum hit Diggs across the middle on a 15-yard play action pass to put the game out of reach. Diggs made a leaping catch in the end zone on a pass that was a little high from Keenum. There were not many other big plays in the passing game, but the important stat is the lack of turnovers. The Vikings will get the winner of Los Angeles and Atlanta in the second round of the playoffs.
2017 Week 19 vs NO (25 / 40 / 318 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Keenum looked to be cruising in the first half with a comfortable lead over the Saints and the ability to move the ball down the field. However, this all changed in the second half when Drew Brees and the Saints offense woke up and started to put pressure on Keenum to answer their scores. Keenum's stats are inflated due to the late 61-yard touchdown to Diggs to win the game and really do not paint an overall good picture of how he played. Keenum was not as accurate as he has been all season and missed on 15 passes today. He also had trouble driving the ball down the field and relied mostly on short passes and run after the catch from his receivers. Keenum also did not handle the pressure very well and had a habit of just heaving the ball down the field in the hopes that one of his receivers would come down with it. These jump balls were truly 50/50 as one was intercepted and the other was a highly acrobatic 24-yard catch by Adam Thielen. Keenum was rescued by the 61-yard chuck and pray touchdown to Stefon Diggs and he will have to play much better next week if he wants to earn a trip to the Super Bowl.
2016 Week 1 vs SF (17 / 35 / 130 / 0 / 2 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum was never comfortable in this game, and was under pressure for most of the game until it just spiraled out of control. He was very inaccurate often sailing the ball over the receivers head or throwing it late once the defender had already arrived to the ball. This is a major concern for the entire offense as if Keenum can't improve and get in sync with his offense this team is going to continue to struggle. Keenum averaged just 3.7 yards per attempt as the only player he was able to connect with on a deep route was Kenny Britt.
2016 Week 2 vs SEA (18 / 30 / 239 / 0 / 0 pass, 3 / 5 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum looked much better this week at home against Seattle than he did last week against San Francisco. After reports of him not trusting himself week one and "seeing ghosts", it is good to see him recover in a tough matchup. While he didn't put up the touchdowns that we would like to see from a fantasy relevant quarterback, the matchup was very difficult, and when he had the time he looked poised hitting Kenny Britt on a deep pass along the sidelines for 35 yards. Keenum is going to be a game manager each week and is just holding the spot for Jared Goff.
2016 Week 3 vs TB (14 / 26 / 190 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 1 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum showed that he can manage this run heavy team and will likely keep his job for a few more weeks after this performance. While it wasn't great as he only completed 53.8% of passes, he was able to make enough throws to win the game. He was helped out by Brian Quick running past Johnathan Banks for a wide open 44 yard touchdown pass. Expectations should remain low for Keenum as he is going to be in a run first offense that is going to ask him to do just enough to win football games.
2016 Week 4 vs ARI (18 / 30 / 266 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 14 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum continues to get better in this offense as he looks to hold onto this job for the rest of the season with number one draft pick Jared Goff backing him up. Keenum was very consistent in this game completing 60% of his passes although he admitted that there were a few throws he would like to have back. We also saw some mobility from Keenum as he ran for 14 yards, and had another long run called back. Keenum fully admitted that earlier in the season he didn't trust himself, and is now starting to settle in for this offense and work within the parameters of it instead of trying to go out and do too much like he did earlier in the season. Expect Keenum to still be a game manager of this offense, and not have much fantasy value going forward except in really deep leagues or two-quarterback leagues.
2016 Week 5 vs BUF (21 / 31 / 271 / 0 / 2 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum completed 21 of 31 passes for 271 yards, but was never able to find the end zone, threw 2 interceptions, and had very little time as he was sacked 4 times losing 28 yards. He found some success through the air with his 271 yards, but could not turn it into points on the scoreboard. Keenum continues to be a replacement level guy, who can move the ball down the field but really struggles within the red zone. The offensive line has not done him any favors as he has been sacked 12 times this season and they do not have much of a running game so far this season.
2016 Week 6 vs DET (27 / 32 / 321 / 3 / 1 pass, 3 / 7 / 1 rush)
Keenum needed this big game today, as many have been calling for Jared Goff to take the reins. Keenum is looking more and more comfortable as each game passes as he has three consecutive games with 250+ passing yards. Outside of two long passes to Kenny Britt, most of Keenum's work this week was driven by the short to intermediate passing game which aided Keenum as he was able to throw 19 straight completions. Keenum has solidified himself as the starting quarterback for the Rams as they continue to develop Jared Goff this season.
2016 Week 7 vs NYG (32 / 53 / 291 / 1 / 4 pass, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum really struggled in this one, as he turned the ball over four times including an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Landon Collins. Two of these interceptions were not Keenum's fault including the Collins touchdown as they bounced off of receivers hands and went straight up in the air to a defender. The Rams' game plan in this one was to abandon the run and throw the ball at a high volume as they threw the ball 53 times and outside of the interceptions Keenum looked as he has most of this season, completely the short and intermediate routes and taking deep shots to Brian Quick and Kenny Britt. Jeff Fisher reiterated after the game that this is still Case's team and that they are not going to accelerate the timeline on Jared Goff because of this game or the upcoming bye week.
2016 Week 9 vs CAR (27 / 46 / 296 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
The Rams knew all along that Keenum was not the answer long term, but had hoped he would bridge the gap to get to Jared Goff and feed off a revamped Los Angeles fan base. To this point, the quarterback has struggled, and today was no exception. After putting up big numbers to Kenny Britt and looking like he may have had things figured out in recent weeks, Keenum regressed this week. The lone touchdown came in the last minute of the game, and at least kept them from being shut out of the end zone. Keenum connected with his favorite target in Britt, but his days may be numbered in Los Angeles.
2016 Week 10 vs NYJ (17 / 30 / 165 / 0 / 0 pass, 5 / 11 / 0 rush)
With all the talk of moving to Jared Goff during the week, Keenum needed to have a big game to keep his job safe. While he did not have a big game this week, he did manage to get the win and play mistake free football. Keenum was wildly inaccurate, completing 56% of his pass attempts today, but the big thing was no interceptions. Keenum's favorite target was Kenny Britt again, and he also tried to get the ball to Tavon Austin as the two receivers accounted for more than half of his attempts. Keenum seems to be safe for another week but needs to start putting together better games if he does not want to lose his job to Goff.
2015 Week 11 vs BAL (12 / 26 / 136 / 1 / 0 pass, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum couldn't get into a rhythm throughout most of the game. He was often rushed in the pocket and was out-of sync with his receivers. On the first play from scrimmage, Keenum completed a 16 yard pass to Kenny Britt. He followed that up with a 7 yard pass to Wes Welker. Late 1st quarter, Keenum dropped back with a play-action rollout pass. On the play, he avoided a sack and threw the ball deep down the left side of the field where the defense committed a 49 yard pass interference penalty. Early 2nd quarter on a 3rd and 5, Keenum found Britt for a 8 yard pass. Keenum had a modest 31 passing yards at halftime. Early 3rd quarter when turning for a handoff, Keenum tripped on a pulling offensive lineman and fumbled the exchange with Todd Gurley. Mid 3rd quarter after a Ravens turnover, Keenum took advantage of good field position with a 30 yard play-action touchdown pass to Lance Kendricks. On the misdirection play, Keenum moved the pocket to the right and threw the ball across the field to a wide-open Kendricks, who was around the 10 yard line. Late 4th quarter with the game tied, Keenum rolled out to his right on a 3rd and 3 and threw another pass across the field to Benny Cunningham who ran for a 20 yard gain. Late 4th quarter, Keenum took a hard sack with the back of his head hitting the ground. After the play, he held his head and struggled to get back to his feet. After the game, it was disclosed that he suffered a concussion on the play. He stayed in the game but fumbled a couple of plays later. On the play, Keenum was hit from behind in the pocket and fumbled the ball.
2015 Week 14 vs DET (14 / 22 / 124 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 2 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum started his 2nd game of the season. Keenum was rushed in the pocket for much of the game due to poor pass blocking. Keenum completed 14 passes on 22 attempts for 124 yards and 1 interception. During the opening series, Keenum completed passes of 7 yards to Todd Gurley and 2 and 3 yards to Tavon Austin. Late 2nd quarter, Keenum completed a 11 yard pass to Jared Cook and a 14 yard pass to Austin. He followed that up with an interception before halftime. On the play, Keenum was hit from behind resulting in the pass to be off-target. The Rams led at halftime 7-0 and Keenum had 43 passing yards. Late 3rd quarter, Keenum completed a 25 yard pass to Kenny Britt. Early 4th quarter, Keenum completed a 11 yard pass to Wes Welker and a 10 yard pass to Britt.
2015 Week 15 vs TB (14 / 17 / 234 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / -3 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum started his 3rd game of the season and the 13th of his career. Keenum had 14 completions on 17 attempts for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns. Keenum led an opening touchdown drive of 6 plays for 57 yards. On the drive, Keenum completed passes of 11 yards to Lance Kendricks, 19 yards to Todd Gurley and 17 yards to Tavon Austin for his first touchdown. On the play, Keenum completed a screen pass to Austin who did the heavy lifting running for the 17 yard touchdown. Late 1st quarter, Keenum threw his 2nd touchdown pass of the day, a 60 yard touchdown to Kenny Britt. On the play, Keenum dropped a perfectly thrown deep pass into Britt's hands after he got behind the defense running down the left sideline. On the next series, Keenum started off with a 11 yard pass to Britt. Mid 2nd quarter, Keenum completed a 13 yard pass to Austin. A couple of plays later, Keenum completed a 8 yard pass to Kendricks. Keenum followed that up with a perfectly thrown 17 yard sideline pass to Jared Cook. Keenum also completed short passes of 12 yards to Gurley and 7 yards to Cook on the drive. At halftime, Keenum was 10-13 with 175 yards and 2 touchdowns, which was good for a 157.9 passer rating. Mid 3rd quarter, Keenum completed a 25 yard pass to Cook. A couple of plays later, Keenum went back to Cook for a 15 yard pass. Keenum followed that up with an 11 yard pass to Austin. Late 3rd quarter, Keenum completed a 8 yard pass to Kendricks.
2015 Week 16 vs SEA (14 / 23 / 103 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / 4 / 0 rush)
Case Keenum started his 4th game of the season and the 14th of his career. Keenum had 14 completions on 23 attempts for 103 yards and 1 touchdown. Early 1st quarter, Keenum completed a 13 yards pass to Kenny Britt. Early 1st quarter, Keenum completed a 16 yard screen pass to Tavon Austin. Mid 2nd quarter, Keenum completed a 28 yard touchdown pass to Britt. On the play, Britt got behind Seattle cornerback, Richard Sherman. Keenum placed the pass where only Britt could dive to come down with it. The Rams led 16-3 at halftime and Keenum had 72 passing yards. The Rams played conservative during the 2nd half by focusing on the rush to hold the lead. Keenum completed a few short passes but didn't push the ball downfield.
2015 Week 17 vs SF (22 / 37 / 231 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Keenum had 22 completions on 37 attempts for 231 yards. Early 1st quarter, Keenum completed a 54 yard pass to Kenny Britt. On the play, Keenum hit Britt running in-stride down the middle of the field. Mid 2nd quarter, Keenum led a 12 play-66 yard drive which ended with a field goal. During the dive, Keenum completed passes of 12 yards to Brian Quick, 11 yards to Wes Welker and 9 yards to Tavon Austin. At halftime, Keenum had 126 passing yards. During the 3rd quarter, Keenum led a 14 play-46 yard drive which ended with a missed field goal. During the drive, Keenum completed passes of 5 yards and 12 yards to Kendricks, 9 yards to Britt, 7 yards to Austin, and Cunningham for 11 yards. In overtime, Keenum led a 12 play-51 yard drive which ended with a blocked field goal. On the drive, Keenum completed passes of 6 yards to Kendricks, 18 yards to Britt, and 13 yards to Cunningham.
2014 Week 16 vs BAL (20 / 42 / 185 / 0 / 1 pass, 4 / 19 / 0 rush)
Keenum didn't set the world on fire on Sunday, but played very impressively considering he was on the St. Louis Rams practice squad a week ago. Keenum set the tempo by throwing a beautiful deep ball to Andre Johnson on a fade route for his second completion of the game. For the rest of the game, Keenum didn't take many risks, probably at the behest of head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien also got very creative with play calling due to Keenum's situation, but Case did his part by protecting the football and only turned it over once. That turnover came on another deep pass that floated on Keenum and was an easy interception for the free safety. Keenum has no redraft, keeper or dynasty value, but with another yeoman's performance he might be able to find a spot on the roster as a third quarterback next year.
2014 Week 17 vs JAX (25 / 35 / 250 / 2 / 1 pass, 6 / 16 / 0 rush)
Bill O'Brien crafted another game plan for Keenum that didn't take too many chances, probably even less so than last week against the Ravens. The conservative nature of the game script was likely reflective of the head coach's confidence in the defense shutting down the Jaguars, but Keenum mostly did his part to ensure no mistakes were made. His one snafu was a big one though, as a pass behind DeAndre Hopkins on a crossing route went off Hopkins hands and into the arms of Dwayne Gratz who ran it into the end zone for a pick six. Otherwise, Keenum played within the offense and was rewarded with a 71% completion percentage. Keenum's one touchdown pass that wasn't a screen was a pretty throw to Andre Johnson on a slant pattern with a defensive back in trail coverage. Keenum's play in the last two games were probably enough to solidify his place in the NFL as a backup quarterback for years to come, just likely not with the Texans.
2013 Week 7 vs KC (15 / 25 / 271 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
Keenum was eased into the game. His first pass was a screen pass and his second came on play-action. However, his second should have gone for a touchdown. Keenum ran into the flat, before setting his feet despite having a defender in the vicinity to throw the ball back across the field. Garrett Graham was wide open, but he dropped the pass as he misjudged the flight of the football. Keenum begun the game with confidence and made a few accurate throws on time. He didn't have to wait long for his first touchdown pass, as he threw a perfect pass down the sideline to DeAndre Hopkins for an easy reception in the end zone. Keenum almost had another touchdown pass to Hopkins in the third quarter, but the receiver couldn't make a difficult catch. On the very next play, he extended the play with his feet before finding Andre Johnson deepd own the field. While it's too easy of a comparison because both are undrafted quarterbacks, Keenum looked like Tony Romo at times during this game with his mobility and throwing style. Maybe Keenum's most impressive play wasn't his most impressive throw. When backed up in their own end zone in the fourth quarter, Keenum showed excellent poise before finding an open DeAndre Hopkins down the left sideline for a big gain. Keenum played very well considering the circumstances, but in the second half he didn't show the pocket awareness to avoid crucial fumbles and sacks. He needs to learn and grow, but he showed that he has the talent to be a quality quarterback in this league.
2013 Week 9 vs IND (20 / 34 / 350 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 26 / 0 rush)
Keenum's first pass was dropped by Arian Foster, but his second wasn't. He rolled out to one side of the field on a hard bootleg, before working back to the other side to find DeVier Posey for a first down. On the very next play, Keenum found Andre Johnson on a double move for a huge touchdown. The Texans went away from Keenum after that as they focused on Ben Tate, but two passes later he found Johnson again for a touchdown. Keenum threw the ball up for Johnson to go and win it over Antonie Bethea. He did well to get it there, but realistically he just threw it up and hoped. Within two minutes of the first half, Keenum found Johnson down the sideline before scrambling for a big gain on third down. He then threw a fade route to Johnson who took the ball away from the defensive back for a touchdown. Keenum again was very impressive, but he had a number of plays that showed off his inexperience. None were major, but he did leave the pocket too early more than a few times. His ability to throw accurately on the run and down the field should be the overwhelming takeaway from this game however.
2013 Week 10 vs ARI (22 / 43 / 201 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)
Keenum was too relaxed on the very first play of the game when he was stripped from behind to allow the Cardinals to score a touchdown. The young quarterback's second play was worse, as he should have been intercepted as he floated a pass into double coverage underneath. After that worrisome first attempt, Keenum settled down and made a few quality throws to lead a touchdown drive midway through the first quarter. He capped that drive off with a touchdown pass to Andre Johnson in the corner of the end zone. Keenum threw some very accurate passes as the second half went on, with one in particular to Andre Johnson down the sideline that the receiver couldn't coral. That throw came two plays before he got very lucky however, as he threw the ball straight to a linebacker who tipped it into the air for DeAndre Hopkins to catch. Keenum should have been intercepted. In the third quarter, Keenum was nearly picked off again as he forced a check down pass to Ben Tate in the flat. Johnson's second touchdown reception was much more a result of Patrick Peterson's tip than any accuracy from Keenum. Peterson had good coverage on the fade route, but tipped the ball into the air for Johnson to snatch as he fell out of bounds. There is no real base to the idea that Keenum is a good first half quarterback and a bad second half quarterback, he struggled throughout this game but had two drives in the second half destroyed by terrible offensive line play. This was clearly Keenum's worst game of the season so far. When he did pull the trigger and push the ball down field, his passes were not even close more often than not.
2013 Week 11 vs OAK (13 / 24 / 170 / 1 / 1 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Keenum started the game with some crisp throws before he was intercepted on the Texans' third drive of the game. Backed up in their own end zone, the young quarterback held onto the ball too long and didn't feel the backside pressure as he forced a pass over the middle of the field. Keenum rebounded immediately as he evaded a defender in the backfield and found Garrett Graham for a big play down the sideline. Early in the second quarter, Keenum threw a strike to Andre Johnson between two defenders before evading Lamar Houston in the backfield to throw another perfect deep pass to Garrett Graham for a huge touchdown. Inexplicably, Keenum was replaced by Matt Schaub late in the third quarter. He wasn't playing incredible football, but he wasn't the reason the team as a whole was struggling either.
2013 Week 12 vs JAX (18 / 34 / 169 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Keenum really struggled in the first quarter. He showed poor pocket presence against a blitz for a huge sack, before missing a wide open Andre Johnson on a curl route. Both of those plays ended drives. The first half provided multiple examples of Keenum's inability to handle any kind of blitz or pressure effectively. While it's impossible to know just from the tape, Keenum looked a little lifeless compared to his previous performances this season. His benching the previous week may have affected his confidence. Keenum came out with a statement throw to start the third quarter, as he found Garrett Graham down the field, but little improved as his lack of accuracy dominated his play. He should have been intercepted by Jonathan Cyprien late in the fourth quarter. Although the interception wasn't his fault on the final drive of the game, Keenum has to play better than this if he is to stave off any temptation that Gary Kubiak has to bring back Matt Schaub.
2013 Week 13 vs NE (15 / 30 / 272 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 6 / 1 rush)
Keenum had a few errant throws early in the game, but for the most part he showed marked improvement in his decision-making and accuracy during the first half. He was intercepted in the second quarter, as he stepped up too far in the pocket and forced a throw across his body. Keenum focused a lot of his passes on Andre Johnson after that point, but he threw the ball accurately and wasn't forcing it to him. In the third quarter, he completed a few passes before taking a designed run into the end zone for a touchdown. Keenum definitely steadied the ship in this game after some very rocky displays as of late, but he also wasn't overwhelmingly impressive. Most of the Texans' success came when they were running the ball and he showed a reliance on Johnson that was reminiscent of Matt Schaub.
2013 Week 14 vs JAX (16 / 29 / 159 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Keenum made a very poor start to the game. He couldn't adjust to a blitz early on to kill a drive, before he made a few errant throws underneath on the second drive. He fumbled the ball with the pocket closing in on him to end the second drive. The Texans recovered the fumble, but it was third down so they had to punt regardless. Keenum steadied the ship somewhat during the second quarter. He threw a touchdown pass to Keshawn Martin, but during their final drive of the first half he threw a terrible interception when trying to make a play down the sideline. Keenum looked nervous in the third quarter again, before Matt Schaub came in to take his place under center.
2013 Week 15 vs IND (18 / 34 / 168 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Keenum previously had a huge game against the Colts. That was just his second start when he was still playing with reckless abandon. Since then, his confidence has wilted and it showed. He wasn't pushing the ball downfield like he did in their first meeting and his first interception came on a check down into the flat. Andre Johnson probably could have prevented the turnover, but Keenum shouldn't have thrown it to him. In the second quarter, Keenum threw his second interception and he had only himself to blame. He began to push the ball down the field more in the second quarter, but before he could get into a rhythm he threw the ball straight to a Colts safety over the middle of the field. At the beginning of the third quarter, he made another bad throw that should have been intercepted for a touchdown. Keenum was showing off all the negative traits of his play, which made this game a stark contrast to their last meeting. Based on how he hasn't learned from his mistakes this year and how quickly his confidence has abandoned him, Keenum will be fortunate to be a backup in this league.