C.J. Stroud’s Stellar Performance Propels Texans to Victory Over Cardinals, Despite Season-High 3 Interceptions

The Houston Texans beat the Arizona Cardinals 21-16 on Sunday. The standout rookie C.J. Stroud threw for 336 yards with two touchdowns despite throwing three interceptions. The Texans have won three games in a row for the first time since 2018. Houston rookie Tank Dell had a season-high 149 yards on eight receptions. The Cardinals failed to convert on fourth down with about 7 1/2 minutes to go, giving the Texans the ball. Murray scored a 1-yard run but his run for the 2-point conversion was short. The Cardinals were stopped on fourth-and-3 from the Houston 23. Stroud found Dell in the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown before halftime. Chants of “M-V-P! M-V-P!” rained down on Stroud, who has completely transformed this team just 10 games into his career. INJURIES: Cardinals LB Kyzir White injured an elbow in the second quarter. NT Leki Fotu left with a hand injury in the second quarter. Hamilton injured his groin on the interception and was carted to the locker room. Cardinals will host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday, while the Texans will host Jacksonville next Sunday. AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL