Monday, November 11, 2013

Palmer throws 2 TDs, Cardinals send Phillips

Palmer throws 2 TDs, Cardinals send Phillips, Texans to team-record 7th straight loss, 27-24 

The Cardinals turned up the defensive pressure and sent the Texans to their franchise-record seventh straight loss, 27-24 Sunday. Palmer threw two touchdown passes and Arizona held on despite a late fumble.The Texans (2-7) were without coach Gary Kubiak, who collapsed on the sideline against Indianapolis last Sunday night with what was diagnosed as a mini-stroke. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is filling in as interim coach.“All in all it seems like the same theme,” Phillips said. “Team is playing tremendously hard but not enough plays. One play here,nike shox shoes one play there, and they really dominated us in the second half on their defensive side of the ball.”Arizona (5-4) got off to a quick start when linebacker John Abraham knocked the ball out of quarterback Case Keenum’s arm and Matt Shaughnessy returned it 6 yards for a touchdown only 14 seconds into the game.“As a defense, we just told ourselves ‘17 is the max,’” linebacker Daryl Washington said.Isuzu Auto Parts “’No more points to be scored. Let’s play nasty, let’s play dirty.’”Keenum threw three touchdown passes, two on remarkable catches by Andre Johnson. 

J.J. Watt forced two fumbles, recovering both of them for Houston. The second one set up Johnson’s 5-yard TD catch that cut the lead to three with 4:34 to play.“We made good adjustments,” Arizona coach Bruce Arians said of the second half. “The running game was kind of gone. We felt if we could get them in a one-dimension game we could get after the quarterback, and we were able to do that.”Palmer completed 20 of 32 for 241 yards.Wholesale Lingerie Sexy Lingerie Keenum was 22 of 43 for 201 yards no interceptions, but was just 7 for 17 for 42 yards in the second half.Arizona reeled off 13 consecutive points and Palmer’s 19-yard touchdown pass to Andre Roberts put Arizona up 27-17 with 6:42 to play.The Cardinals, coming off a bye,Lululemon Women's Pants had trouble holding on. Rashard Mendenhall was stripped of the ball by Watt in a crowd on a run up the middle and the standout Houston lineman recovered at the Arizona 5.On third down, Johnson gathered in Keenum’s pass and was able to get both feet inbounds for the touchdown. He had scored on a similar catch in the first quarter.“Those were two of the best catches I have ever seen in my life,canada goose jacket women” Keenum said. “You can’t even describe it. You have to watch it to see how awesome those catches are. “Houston got the ball back with just over two minutes to play but, at third-and-3 at the 35, Keenum threw two incompletions. Jerraud Powers knocked the ball away from receiver DeAndre Hopkins on fourth down to seal the win.

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