Cardinals vs. Texans: Arizona Overcomes Houston With Defense, Stays Alive in NFC Playoff Race
The Houston Texans came into their matchup with the Arizona Cardinals with not much going for them the rest of this season. The one thing that fans have been able to be excited about is the play of quarterback Case Keenum in the place of Matt Schaub, however the team still isn’t getting wins.
The Cardinals, however, were sitting at 4-4 and still very much alive in the NFC Playoff race. With there being so much parity in the NFC this year aside from maybe the Seattle Seahawks, the Cardinals very well have life and should continue hoping for a wildcard spot.
Keenum played well early on, but the Cardinals defense was just too much for the Texans in the end as they won 27-24. Keenum did not throw an interception but did lose a fumble. Funny enough on the opposite side, Carson Palmer tossed an interception and lost a fumble. Running back Rashard Mendenahll also lost a fumble, thus giving the Texans a 3-to-1 advantage in the turnover battle.
Despite committing those three turnovers, Arizona’s defense only gave up 235 yards to the Texans’ offense and came up with three big sacks on Keenum, totaling a loss of 42 yards. Dating back to last season, Arizona’s defense has been consistently good. Early on in 2012, they were great, but they have stayed physical and this year have a bit of an improved offense to go with that defense.
What makes Arizona intriguing is this defense. With so many playmakers and an up-and-down schedule for the rest of the year, nobody really knows what could happen with this Cardinals team. At least for now, with a win over the Texans, they continue to stay relevant in the playoff race thanks to their stout defensive efforts.
Redskins' RG3 Will Win Comeback Player of the Year
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will be named the Comeback Player of the Year this season. Read More
Patriots Training Camp Profile: QB Jimmy Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo could very well be leading the Patriots' offense come the start of the season. His second NFL training camp will be his first chance to prove he can do so. Read More
Five stunning, amazing photos of the Kansas City Chiefs’ home Arrowhead Stadium
Arrowhead Stadium is absolutely stunning. Read More
Throwback Thursday: The letter the Atlanta Falcons sent to the man who named them
As we reminded you yesterday, it’s been 50 years since the Atlanta Falcons came into existence, and a lot has happened. But let’s take it back for a second, all the way back to the beginning. AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten NFL showdowns destined to generate fireworks in 2015 All-NFL Team 2015: The NFL’s ... Read More