The Arizona Cardinals will host the struggling Houston Texans this weekend at State Farm Stadium. There is not much history between the two teams. They have only faced each other four times since the Texans’ inception.
The two teams shared their four games and the home team always won. The Cardinals are 2-0 at home. The Texans are 2-0 at home.
So this Sunday afternoon, barring a rare tie, someone will take the all-time series lead.
Let’s take a look back at each of the first four games in this game.
It was one of the Cardinals’ most frustrating losses that season. Tom Savage started as a quarterback for the Texans and Blaine Gabbert started for the Cardinals.
Gabbert threw three touchdown passes and was picked twice, and the Cardinals had a 21-17 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Texans scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
The Cardinals went into fourth and first place in their territory and turned the ball over on tries, leading to the Texans’ final touchdown of the game.
Linebacker Matt Shaughnessy returned a fumble for a touchdown and quarterback Carson Palmer had two touchdown passes in the Cardinals’ win over the Texans. Case Keenum started at quarterback for Houston and threw three touchdown passes. The defense held the Texans to just 235 total yards.
It was a game with Kurt Warner of the Cardinals and Matt Schaub of the Texans throwing the ball. Warner passed for 302 yards and touchdowns, while Schaub had 372 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was also shot once.
Both teams had 89 rushing yards in the game.
Arizona never trailed, taking a 21-0 lead and heading for the finish.
In the battle of two bad teams, the Texans emerged victorious. David Carr didn’t have a single touchdown pass in the game, but Jonathan Wells had a pair of rushing touchdowns and Vernand Morency added a third, while the Cardinals used three different quarterbacks in the game, John Navarre getting the most playing time.