ARI
Arizona (6-11-0)
Cardinals
ARI
6-11-0
ARI
36
FINAL
23
HOU
Houston (4-13-0)
Texans
HOU
4-13-0
HOU

Houston, TX โ€“ In a much-needed turnaround, the Arizona Cardinals clinched a 36-23 victory over the Houston Texans, snapping their four-game losing streak. The win brings a sigh of relief to the Cardinals, who have struggled to find their rhythm this season.

Game Highlights

The Cardinals showcased a balanced offensive and defensive strategy. Quarterback Kyler Murray completed 25 of 36 passes for 280 yards, demonstrating precision and control. The ground game was equally impressive, with Leonard Fournette rushing for 137 yards on 19 carries, including a 75-yard dash that set the tone for the Cardinals’ offense.


The Texans, despite a valiant effort, couldn’t match the Cardinals’ intensity. Their offense, led by C.J. Stroud, showed moments of brilliance but struggled to maintain consistency against the Cardinals’ defense.

Defensive Dominance

Arizona’s defense was a key factor in their win, with Maurice Hurst and Matthew Ioannidis leading the charge. The team totaled five sacks and two interceptions, keeping the Texans’ offense in check throughout the game.

Post-Game Reactions

Kyler Murray expressed relief and determination in his post-game interview, stating, “This win was crucial for us. We’ve been working hard to turn things around, and I’m proud of how the team came together today.”

Leonard Fournette, reflecting on his performance, said, “It feels great to contribute to the team’s success. We needed this win, and I’m glad I could help make it happen.”

On the Texans’ side, C.J. Stroud commented, “We fought hard, but it wasn’t enough today. We’ll regroup and come back stronger.”

Next Up

Looking ahead, the Cardinals will face the Los Angeles Rams in their next matchup, hoping to build on this victory. The Texans, aiming to break their three-game losing streak, will take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Both teams face critical games ahead as they strive to improve their standings this season. The Cardinals, with renewed confidence, and the Texans, seeking redemption, will be teams to watch in the coming weeks.

TEAM STATS

Offensive Yards Gained
429 366
Total Yards Gained
449 462
Penalties
2 0
Penalty yards
15 0
Total first downs
16 16
3rd down efficiency
6 - 15 , 40.0% 2 - 7 , 28.6%
4th down effiency
0 - 0 , 0.0% 0 - 0 , 0.0%
2 point conversion
0 - 0 , 0.0% 0 - 0 , 0.0%
Trips to red zone
7 4
Red zone touchdowns
1 0
Red zone field goals
4 1
Red zone efficiency
71.4% 25.0%
Defensive sacks
5 0
Defensive Interceptions
2 0
Defensive forced fumbles
3 1
Defensive F.F. recovered
3 1

Stats

AWAY STATS
HOME STATS
Passing
Arizona Cardinals
Player
qbr
com/att
pct
yds
lng
td
int
sck
K.Murray 92.3 25 / 36 69.4 280 43 0 0 0
Rushing
Arizona Cardinals
Player
att
yds
lng
td
avg
big
yac
L.Fournette 19 137 75 1 7.2 1 34
K.Murray 4 9 8 1 2.3 0 5
J.Conner 1 3 3 0 3.0 0 0
M.Wilson 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Z.Ertz 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Receiving
Arizona Cardinals
Player
rec
yds
avg
td
yac
lng
drop
J.Grant Sr 5 84 16.8 0 30 43 1
Z.Ertz 8 57 7.1 0 11 19 1
M.Brown 6 50 8.3 0 5 22 2
G.Dortch 3 45 15.0 0 16 39 0
J.Conner 1 34 34.0 0 27 34 1
M.Wilson 2 10 5.0 0 2 6 0
Defense
Arizona Cardinals
Player
tckl
sck
pdef
int
int yds
td
ff
ffr
M.Hurst 3 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 1
M.Ioannidis 0 1.5 0 0 0 0 1 0
S.Lawson 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
D.Gardeck 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 1
B.Baker 2 0.0 0 1 9 0 0 0
M.Sanders 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.White 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0
K.Wallace 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T.Lewis 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 1
D.Hand 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Williams 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Barnes 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.Young 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Wilson 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0
A.Brown 1 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Arizona Cardinals
Player
fg
fg pct
lng
xp
xp pct
50+
50+ pct
M.Prater 5 / 5 100.0 50 3 / 3 100.0 1 / 1 100.0
Punting
Arizona Cardinals
Player
punts
yds
avg
tb
in20
lng
blk
B.Gillikin 3 124 31.0 0 1 47 0