No Kliff Kingsbury? No problem. The AZ Cardinals remain undefeated at 6-0 after demolishing the Cleveland Browns on the road, despite missing key players such as the head coach. Now- they are back home in week 7 to host the Houston Texans.
The Houston Texans may not be having a good season, but this is a much-anticipated game for Arizona. The Cardinals are now the home to two former Texans players and not just any players. Two of the best players to ever suit up for Houston…DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt.
If the Cardinals continue to play like they have and like they did in week 6, this should be an easy game for the Cardinals, even if they are facing injuries and COVID issues.
AZ Cardinals Game Preview (6-0)
The week 6 matchup between the Cardinals and Browns was supposed to be close. But that wasn’t the case with Arizona beating the Browns 37-14. The Cardinals came out dominating, being the first to score and leading 23-14 after the first half.
Defensive penalties on the Browns helped the Cardinals early on. But it was both sides of the balls that took over in the second half by holding the Browns to a scoreless second half and putting up two more TDs.
Quarterback Kyler Murray was outstanding again, throwing four touchdowns and completing 20 out of 30 passes. James Conner led with 71 rushing yards, but it was the wide receivers who had a day. A.J. Green had 70 receiving yards and one touchdown and DeAndre had 75 yards and one touchdown.
J.J. Watt had his first sack as a Cardinal. Marcus Golden had two sacks and Jordan Hicks had two. With Chandler Jones and Zach Allen out, these players really filled the much-needed holes in the defense. On top of the five sacks, the defense held the Browns to 73 rushing yards.
The Cardinals should have no problem scoring against the Texans and no problem stopping the Texans from scoring. As long as they don’t come out too cocky, the Cardinals will be 7-0 entering week 8.
|HOU Texans vs ARI Cardinals
|U 42.5 (-115)
|O 42.5 (-115)
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|HOU Texans vs ARI Cardinals
|U 43.5 (-145)
|O 43.5 (+120)
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Houston Texans Game Preview (1-5)
We all knew the Texans were not going to have a decent record this year. In fact, I didn’t even think the Texans would win a game, but they have won one, not sure if they will anymore though. Deshaun Watson is not playing, leaving it all up to Davis Mills to lead the offense. There are a few talented players on the offensive side of the ball, but it just isn’t enough for them to rack up wins.
They lost to the Colts in week 6, with Mills throwing zero touchdowns and two interceptions. The Cardinals’ defense should be putting plenty of pressure and causing havoc for Mills in week 7. Mark Ingram is actually putting up impressive numbers, but David Johnson and Phillip Lindsey seem to be struggling.
The Texans have a lot of rebuilding to do and I don’t think they are going to get things together in week 7 to beat the Cardinals. So, I am not really surprised that the Cardinals are a 17-point favorite.
AZ Cardinals Sports Betting Odds
The Cardinals do have a lot on the line with this game. They are battling with the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC West top spot and it is never too early to start thinking about the Playoffs. The NFC is stacked with talented teams that the Cardinals will need to get through if they want to return to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2008 season.
But as the Cardinals keep winning, the odds keep improving for Arizona.
Other odds from BetMGM:
- To Win NFC Championship: +600
- To Win Super Bowl: +450 (Best odds for Arizona)
- Kyler Murray to win MVP: +500
How To Watch The Cardinals & Texans Game
- Date: Sunday, October 24
- Time: 1:25 PM MST
- Location: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
- TV: CBS