HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) - For the first time since 2018, the Texans are winners of three straight games.
They beat the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, 21-16, after a series of major defensive stops. The Texans (6-4) overcame three interceptions by star rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud, who threw three picks for the first time in his career, college or pro.
Stroud threw a pair of his interceptions in between those drives, but it did not matter since the defense was able to hold up.
Stroud finished 27-of-37 for 336 yards and a pair of touchdowns in addition to the interceptions. Running back Devin Singletary recorded his second straight 100-yard rushing day with 112 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown.
Rookie Tank Dell was the leading receiver with 149 yards on eight catches, including the 40-yard touchdown from Stroud. Dalton Schultz scored the Texans' first touchdown of the game in the first quarter.
Defensively, linebacker Blake Cashman led the way for Houston with 19 tackles, including a sack. It was also a big day for the Texans' No. 3 overall picks of the past two years: Derek Stingley Jr. recorded his first interception of the season when he picked off Kyler Murray and Will Anderson Jr. recorded a sack.
Next week, the Texans host the division leading Jacksonville Jaguars, who beat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to improve to 7-3. A win next week would put the Texans atop the AFC South.