Arizona Cardinals Smoke the Houston Texans 32-0; Highlights
In the preseason opener hosted by the Arizona Cardinals, the Houston Texans suffered an embarrassing loss going scoreless and taking a beating of on the road, 32-0.
Texans preseason kicks off with 32-0 loss to Cardinals: Carson Palmer was 5 for 5 for 84 yards and a touchdown in… http://t.co/aaXnZhLpPS
— Houston CP (@Houston_CP) August 10, 2014
No wonder Texans’ veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson was hoping for a trade, and running back Arian Foster was contemplating an early retirement. Coming off of a 2-14 2013 season, getting smoked by the Cardinals isn’t exactly what Houston fans wanted to witness tonight. Run for the hills, guys!
Here are some of the stats, highlights and low-lights from the starters including Cardinals’ Carson Palmer and Larry Fitzgerald, along with Ryan Fitzpatrick in his debut with the Texans.
Cardinals shut out Texans 32-0. Palmer: 5/5, 85 yds, TD Fitz: 2 rec, 11 yds, TD R. Fitzpatrick: 6/14, 55 yds, 2 INT pic.twitter.com/n0pxhjMEnd
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 10, 2014
So Palmer looked like Drew Brees and Fitzpatrick is making the Texans wish they hadn’t departed with Matt Schaub. Yikes.
Here’s what fans from both teams had to say about the upset tonight in Arizona.
Fitzpatrick has completed as many passes to the Cardinals as he has to the Texans. 1 to 1 ratio
— Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) August 10, 2014
Texans "terrible" in Bill O'Brien's first game as head coach http://t.co/feGNpIbki8
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 10, 2014
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) August 10, 2014
I can see Andre Johnson calling Bob McNair and saying, "But Mr. McNair, I said I WANT you to cut me after this season."
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) August 10, 2014
Carson Palmer throws a touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald. As talented as the Texans D is, that was too easy. Fitz completely beat the CB.
— 24/7 NFL News (@247NFL_News) August 10, 2014
Well, sad for the Texans, but a happy night for Cardinals fans. Are we getting any fantasy football vibes here? For me, Larry Fitzgerald still has it. Ryan Fitzpatrick sucked and makes a scary backup quarterback thought at this time. Cardinals defense is always strong, but they had an soft opponent tonight.