Arizona Defeats Houston 32-0 - Recap

Arizona Defeats Houston 32-0 - Recap

Houston failed to break through the Arizona defense on Saturday, suffering a 32-0 shutout at the hands of the Cardinals in Pre-Season Week 1 action.

The Cardinals were a +2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 37.

Drew Stanton completed 11 of 17 pass attempts for 152 yards and 1 TDs for the Cardinals in the win.

Jonathan Grimes rushed for 39 yards for Houston, while Alfred Blue added 30 yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 55 yards for the Texans, while receivers Mike Thomas and EZ Nwachukwu had 40 and 15 yards respectively.

Arizona outgained Houston 407-172 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-9 by the Cardinals.

The time of possession battle favored Arizona as their offense was on the field for 42:07, longer than the 17:53 of their opponents.

Next game, Arizona takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Houston, they head home to face Atlanta.