Texans vs. Cardinals second quarter recap: Arizona pulls away, 17-5

·2 min read

Texans vs. Cardinals first quarter recap

Texans 3rd drive (5 plays, 30 yards, 3:03) — [continued] K Ka’imi Fairbairn nails a 53-yard field goal. Texans, 5-0

Cardinals 4th drive (14 plays, 75 yards, 5:54) — Sooner or later, you knew Arizona would start to look like themselves. The Cardinals had a bit of a scare when TE Zach Ertz took an end-around and seemingly fumbled at the goal line. However, his knee hit the ground. Arizona punched it in on third-and-goal a play later with QB Kyler Murray connecting with WR DeAndre Hopkins for a 1-yard touchdown. Cardinals, 7-5

Texans 4th drive (6 plays, 9 yards, 3:18) — Initially, the Texans went three-and-out, but a taunting penalty extended the drive. However, QB Davis Mills was strip-sacked by OLB Markus Golden, and the Cardinals defense started to come alive.

Cardinals 5th drive (7 plays, 49 yards, 2:58) — On a third-and-24 from the Texans’ 45-yard line, Murray is able to stand in the pocket and launch a 41-yard pass to WR A.J. Green at the 4-yard line. Two plays later, Murray hits WR Christian Kirk for a 5-yard touchdown. Cardinals, 14-5

Texans 5th drive (3 plays, 17 yards, 1:08) — A holding call backs up Houston, who go three-and-out.

Cardinals 6th drive (8 plays, 61 yards, 1:32) — The Texans manage to keep the Cardinals out of the end zone. K Matt Prater hits a 31-yard field goal. Cardinals, 17-5

Stats

Texans

Mills: 10/12, 72 yards

David Johnson: 3 carries, 15 yards; 1 catch, 0 yards

Nico Collins: 1 catch, 22 yards

Brandin Cooks: 2 catches, 18 yards

Cardinals

Murray: 13/18, 159 yards, 2 TDs; 4 carries, 4 yards

James Conner: 5 carries, 40 yards

A.J. Green: 2 catches, 54 yards

DeAndre Hopkins: 4 catches, 32 yards, TD

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting