Postgame Notes | Texans vs. Cardinals, Week 7

TEXANS TEAM NOTES

THE TEXANS

  • Recorded a defensive safety for the first time since Week 6 the 2017 season against Cleveland
  • Posted a season-high four sacks in the game, the highest total allowed by Arizona this season
  • Intercepted a pass for the seventh time this season, tying the fifth-highest total through seven games to start a season in franchise history

SCORING PLAYS:

  • 1st Quarter – DL Jacob Martin tackled Cardinals QB Kyler Murray for a loss and forced a Texans safety, taking a 2-0 lead
  • 2nd Quarter – K Ka'imi Fairbairn connected on a 53-yard field goal attempt, capping off a five-play, 25-yard drive (3:03) to extend Houston's lead to 5-0

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

  • The following seven Texans players were inactive for the game: WR Davion Davis, DL Jaleel Johnson, TE Brevin Jordan, DB Jimmy Moreland, OL Jimmy Morrissey, RB Scottie Phillips and QB Deshaun Watson
  • The following Texans players were captains: WR Chris Conley, DB Desmond King II and K Ka'imi Fairbairn
  • The following Texans player did not play in the game: QB Jeff Driskel and OL Cole Toner
  • Houston called heads and won the toss, choosing to defer to the second half. Arizona chose to receive the opening kickoff

TEXANS PLAYER NOTES

DL MALIEK COLLINS

  • Sacked QB Kyler Murray in the first quarter for a loss of 10 yards, giving him his first sack of the season and moving his career sack total to 15.5

WR NICO COLLINS

  • Finished with 28 receiving yards on two catches and led the team in receiving yards for the first time in his career

K KA'IMI FAIRBAIRN

  • Connected on a 53-yard field goal in the second quarter to extend the Texans lead to 5-0
  • The kick marked his 15th career field goal of 50-plus yards, first in Texans history

DL JONATHAN GREENARD

  • Finished with four total tackles (three solo), 2.0 sacks and one pass defensed, marking his second consecutive game with multiple sacks
  • Moved his season total to 6.0 sacks, tied for third-most in franchise history through the first seven weeks of a season
  • Sacked QB Kyler Murray in the second quarter for a loss of two yards
  • Recorded his second sack of the game against QB Kyler Murray in the third quarter for a loss of 10 yards

RB DAVID JOHNSON

  • Led the team with seven carries and 25 rushing yards and recorded five receptions (tied for the team lead) for 27 receiving yards

DB LONNIE JOHNSON JR.

  • Led the team and set a personal season high with nine tackles (six solo)
  • Intercepted QB Kyler Murray for a return of 15 yards in the third quarter, giving him three interceptions for the season

P CAMERON JOHNSTON

  • Punted seven times for 344 yards (49.1 avg.) with a career-long punt of 69 yards in the fourth quarter
  • Pinned a career-high two punts within the 5-yard line
  • Has three punts downed within the 5-yard line this season, tied for first in the NFL

DB DESMOND KING II

  • Finished with six total tackles (five solo) and returned four punts for 51 yards (12.8 avg.), the most punt return yards by a Texan in a game this season

LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY

  • Finished second on the team with eight tackles (four solo), while also notching one pass defensed

DL JACOB MARTIN

  • Finished with a season-high four total tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss and one pass defensed
  • Tackled QB Kyler Murray for a safety in the first quarter to give the Texans a 2-0 lead

QB DAVIS MILLS

  • Completed 23-of-32 passes (71.9 percent) for 135 yards, earning a passer rating of 79.6

DL DeMARCUS WALKER

  • Finished with four tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss
  • Sacked QB Kyler Murray for a loss of 14 yards in the first quarter, his first sack as a Texan, moving his career sack total to 11.5

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