Final: Arizona Cardinals 32, Houston Texans 0


The Arizona Cardinals were blazing in the desert Saturday night as they would put on a show against the Houston Texans with a 32-0 victory. Both sides of the ball played extremely well with the offense scoring on command and the defense forcing turnovers.

What would end up standing from the rest, though, would be the Cardinals’ high-flying offensive attack. It did not matter who was playing quarterback.

Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton, and even fellow rookie Logan Thomas all were excellent in the Arizona Cardinals preseason opener. These 3 quarterbacks would all have success moving the ball down-field, with each throwing for a touchdown.

The same would go for the entire receiving group as John Brown, Brittan Golden, and Jaron Brown would combine for 13 receptions and have 141 yards receiving. These players had success even with receivers, Michael Floyd and Ted Ginn out with injuries.

One major standout player from this receiving group had to be rookie wide receiver, John Brown. Brown would end up having 5 receptions and 87 yards receiving. Even on plays where Brown was not thrown to, he was getting open in some way down the field.

Scoring recap:

1st Quarter:

TD – L.Fitzgerald 7 yd. pass from C.Palmer (C.Catanzaro kick is good) Drive: 8 plays, 79 yards in 4:23

TD – Ja. Brown 5 yd. pass from D.Stanton (C.Catanzaro kick is good) Drive: 9 plays, 83 yards in 5:39

FG – C.Catanzaro 32 yd. Field Goal Drive: 4 plays, -1 yards in 0:59

2nd Quarter:

FG – C.Catanzaro 28 yd. Field Goal Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards in 3:21

4th Quarter:

FG – C.Catanzaro 25 yd. Field Goal Drive: 15 plays, 67 yards in 7:56

TD – D.Buckner 12 yd. pass from L.Thomas (C.Catanzaro kick is good) Drive: 14 plays, 69 yards in 9:04

SAF – T.Savage sacked in end zone by J.Dickson for a Safety

Highlight Statistics:

Arizona Cardinals – QB – C.Palmer – 5 for 5; 84 yards; 1 td

QB – D.Stanton – 11 for 17; 152 yards; 1 td

QB – L.Thomas – 11 for 12; 113 yards; 1 td

WR – B.Golden – 7 receptions; 45 yards

WR – Jo. Brown – 5 receptions; 87 yards

Houston Texans – QB – R.Fitzpatrick – 6 for 14; 55 yards; 2 ints

WR – M.Thomas – 4 rec; 40 yds

DB – J.Victorian – 8 tackles

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