David Carr and Dom Capers, 2-14 in 2005 and the Rosencopter have nothing on the 2013 Texans.

A season that was supposed to cement the Texans’ status as the premier pro sports franchise in Houston and mark a new championship-caliber era for an organization in its 12th year of existence has devolved into two-plus months of embarrassment, frustration and failure.

Matt Schaub’s four-game mental collapse, coach Gary Kubiak’s nationally televised physical collapse and a team that clearly wasn’t ready for prime time has lost seven consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. The Texans (2-7) are just one win better than NFL bottom-feeders Jacksonville and Tampa Bay and all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with seven regular-season games to go.