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NFL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 11/10/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore




HOUSTON (2 - 6) at ARIZONA (4 - 4)
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Week 10 Sunday, 11/10/2013 4:25 PM
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HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games2-6-7.41-75-318.210.0393.9(5.8)2.027.613.2273.5(5.1)0.6
Road Games1-3-21-31-314.76.5330.0(5.3)1.727.218.2285.0(5.2)0.7
Last 3 Games0-3-6.41-22-117.712.3399.0(6.5)1.727.311.3295.7(5.5)0.7
HOUSTON - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)
Opponents Defensive Avg.19.59.71930:5227-116(4.3)20-3460.7%226(6.7)60-342(5.7)(17.6)
Offense Road Games14.76.518.732:1226-104(4)24-3666.2%225(6.2)62-330(5.3)(22.4)
Defense (All Games)27.613.216.027:5228-115(4.2)15-2655.9%158(6)54-273(5.1)(9.9)
Opponents Offensive Avg.23.91119.531:3428-116(4.1)20-3361.2%222(6.7)61-338(5.5)(14.2)
Defense Road Games27.218.216.727:4830-114(3.8)15-2557.8%170(6.7)55-285(5.2)(10.5)
HOUSTON - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.
Stats For (Road Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 13-537.7%1-040.0%2-58(27.2)2-34(15)7-50
Opponents Avg. Stats For0.80.61.4 14-538.9%1-051.6%2-51(23.9)24-2(9.6)7-54
Stats Against (Road Games) 14-646.4%1-033.3%2-62(30.9)2-39(17.6)6-46

ARIZONA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games4-4+0.55-33-520.09.4314.5(5.4)2.221.712.4342.5(5.2)2.4
Home Games3-1+2.33-11-324.011.0295.0(5.1)1.718.510.7327.7(5.2)2.7
Last 3 Games1-2-11-22-123.015.0328.3(5.7)2.326.315.0341.0(5)2.7
Dome Games3-3+0.34-22-421.210.2302.8(5.2)1.822.011.2350.0(5.5)2.3
ARIZONA - Current Season Statistics
Offense (All Games)20.09.419.528:1323-93(4)22-3661.4%221(6.2)59-314(5.4)(15.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.20.91019.129:0126-110(4.3)21-3462.5%227(6.7)60-337(5.6)(16.1)
Offense Home Games24.011.020.529:3425-102(4)21-3364.9%193(5.9)58-295(5.1)(12.3)
Defense (All Games)21.712.420.631:4725-88(3.5)24-4060.1%254(6.3)65-342(5.2)(15.7)
Opponents Offensive Avg.23.912.220.431:2127-109(4)22-3562.3%241(6.9)62-350(5.6)(14.7)
Defense Home Games18.510.719.530:2621-76(3.6)24-4158.8%251(6.1)63-328(5.2)(17.7)
ARIZONA - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
Stats For (All Games)
Opponents Avg. Stats Against1.
Stats For (Home Games)
Stats Against (All Games) 14-640.5%1-042.9%2-45(20)2-17(8.7)7-63
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.71.7 13-539.9%1-047.9%2-39(22.7)17-2(7.7)7-59
Stats Against (Home Games) 14-641.8%1-020.0%2-39(22.6)2-14(6.2)9-76
Average power rating of opponents played: HOUSTON 22.2,  ARIZONA 23.1
HOUSTON - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/22/2013@ BALTIMORE9-30L1.5L44U23-9425-35-170131-7516-24-1610
10/6/2013@ SAN FRANCISCO3-34L4L42.5U30-13122-40-182436-1776-15-1070
10/13/2013ST LOUIS13-38L-9.5L42.5O30-15327-38-267425-9912-16-1170
10/20/2013@ KANSAS CITY16-17L6.5W38.5U24-7315-25-221132-12623-34-2312
11/10/2013@ ARIZONA            
12/1/2013NEW ENGLAND            
12/5/2013@ JACKSONVILLE            

ARIZONA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
9/22/2013@ NEW ORLEANS7-31L7L48.5U16-8618-35-161224-10429-46-3191
9/29/2013@ TAMPA BAY13-10W2.5W40U20-5621-38-240331-8024-43-1733
10/13/2013@ SAN FRANCISCO20-32L9.5L40.5O21-10925-41-294438-14916-29-2382
11/17/2013@ JACKSONVILLE            
12/1/2013@ PHILADELPHIA            
12/8/2013ST LOUIS            
HOUSTON: The cornerstone of Houston's offense remains its zone-blocking running scheme, though the club did slip from first to ninth in the NFL in terms of run/pass ratio. The offensive line has steadily developed into one of the NFL's best, a mobile group that specializes in (for now, still legal) cut blocking. It's a one-cut system for their backs, where Arian Foster thrives. The Texans seem to have lost some faith in Ben Tate, as Foster played a league-leading 847 snaps last season. The Texans use a conservative West Coast passing game that works off play-action but doesn't do a lot downfield. Andre Johnson is the centerpiece, a guy who gets moved around and is almost always Matt Schaub's first look. Tight end Owen Daniels still serves as the default No. 2 target, often working off Johnson on the same side of the field. Rookie DeAndre Hopkins will be more of a field stretcher on the opposite side. Foster was utilized less in the passing game last year, though Houston could look to rekindle the screen game considering Schaub's inability to get the ball deep. Houston is one of the NFL's most run-heavy red zone teams. Foster led the league in touchdowns of less than 10 yards last year (14) and had 71.9 percent of Houston's touches inside the 10. Just the presence of Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt (NFL-best 20.5 sacks, 39 TFL) is enough to make the Texans a strong defense, and the addition of playmaking FS Ed Reed (9 career TD) and the healthy return of ILB Brian Cushing makes them truly elite. CBs Johnathan Joseph and Kareem Jackson are stellar shutdown corners. Versatile Danieal Manning should have little trouble shifting from free safety to strong safety, and the team expects big things from OLB Whitney Mercilus in his second season.
ARIZONA: The Cardinals again reached into the Bill Cowher coaching tree to get their head coach, and Bruce Arians brought offensive line guru Harold Goodwin from Indianapolis with him to be the offensive coordinator. Expect them to build this offense around a power running game with a lot of between-the-tackles running. Arians had Rashard Mendenhall in Pittsburgh and plans on giving him a monster workload. Mendenhall should be better in his second full season back from a torn ACL. Ryan Williams is shaping up as a change-of-pace back and will have to beat out Mendenhall for third down duties. Arians' passing game takes a lot of deep shots. While Carson Palmer's arm strength disappeared years ago, he's still willing to loft passes deep and let his receivers try to make plays. That's good news for Larry Fitzgerald, and Arians will use a lot of movement and bunch formations to get him open. The Cards will use a lot of three-receiver sets with Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd running some deep crosses, and Andre Roberts in the slot. TE Rob Housler should be frequently targeted over the middle. Arians has never used his backs as receivers much, but always had a habit of getting cute in the red zone, using a lot of play-action. Fitzgerald is obviously their best red zone threat. The Cardinals allowed 137 rushing YPG last year (5th-most in NFL), but they seriously bolstered their defense in the offseason with new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles and four quality free agents in LB Karlos Dansby, SS Yeremiah Bell and DEs Matt Shaughnessy and Frostee Rucker. Rookies FS Tyrann Mathieu and ILB Keith Minter could be special players, but two Arizona players that already are special are DE Calais Campbell and CB Patrick Peterson, who had seven of the Cardinals' 22 interceptions last year (2nd in NFL).
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*Texans-Cardinals Preview* ==========================


As if trying to avoid the longest losing streak in team history isn't tough enough, the Houston Texans must attempt to do so without their coach and perhaps their star running back as well.

With ailing Gary Kubiak out indefinitely and running back Arian Foster sidelined, the visiting Texans look to avoid a seventh straight defeat Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

Kubiak collapsed while suffering a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or mini-stroke, while jogging off the field at halftime of Houston's 27-24 loss to Indianapolis last Sunday night. Without their coach, the Texans were outscored 24-3 in the second half en route to matching the club record for consecutive losses.

The 52-year-old Kubiak was released from the hospital Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery, but when he will return to the field remains uncertain.

"I've been through an ordeal and my focus now is to get back to good health," Kubiak said in a statement released by the team.

Serving as interim coach, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will try to help the Texans end a disastrous slide during which they've scored 20 or more points twice and allowed an average of 28.7.

Houston yielded 19.0 points per contest while going 22-10 and winning the AFC South the previous two seasons.

"It's been frustrating, especially after the past two seasons and the expectations," receiver Andre Johnson said. "But if you don't go out and play the way you're supposed to play you're not going to win. And we didn't do that so that's why we haven't been winning ... somehow some way we've got to go out and fix the mistakes we've been making and try to win a game."

After topping the 100-yard receiving mark twice and not scoring over the first seven games, Johnson caught nine passes for 229 yards and three TDs against the Colts.

Case Keenum has been a nice surprise for Houston, throwing for 621 yards with four TDs and no interceptions in two starts since replacing the benched Matt Schaub. However, the Texans have managed one touchdown while being outscored 94-19 after the first half of the last six games.

Keenum won't be handing the ball off to Foster, who departed after Houston's first possession last Sunday with a back injury. Foster, who has rushed for 542 yards, left the Texans' previous game at Kansas City on Oct. 20 with a hamstring injury after running for 11 yards on four carries.

Backup Ben Tate rushed for 81 yards on a season-high 22 carries against the Colts despite dealing with four broken ribs, and he'll start in Foster's place.

After giving up 284 yards on the ground in consecutive losses to San Francisco and Seattle, Arizona (4-4) held Atlanta to 27 during a 27-13 victory in its most recent contest Oct. 27.

The victory took the Cardinals into the bye week, and they've come out refreshed and confident.

"We take a short-term look at long goals and then get back to the process of making sure we win this Sunday and forget about adding things up," coach Bruce Arians said. "We'll add them up in late December."

Rookie Andre Ellington ignited a running game that averaged 77.7 yards through seven games by rushing 15 times for 154 of the team's season-high 201 yards on the ground. He scored on an 80-yard run to help the Cardinals avoid a third straight loss.

Ellington has a team-high 333 rushing yards and averages 7.7 per carry, but he could share time if Rashard Mendenhall is ready to return after missing the last game with a toe injury.

"You want to have that one-two punch," Arians said. "Andre's kind of got his role cut out. We'd like to, as I said last week, hopefully get him into space a couple of more times in the ball game."

Mendenhall has three TDs, but has not rushed for more than 66 yards in a game this season. He's gained 53 and scored once on 19 carries in two games against the Texans.

Arizona star Larry Fitzgerald has been limited to six catches for 65 yards with a TD in two games since recording a season-high 117 on six receptions in the 32-20 loss to the 49ers on Oct. 13. He had 11 catches for 164 yards and three TDs as the Cardinals split their two previous games with Houston.

Fitzgerald and Johnson each scored two touchdowns during Arizona's 28-21 home victory over the Texans in their most recent meeting Oct. 11, 2009.

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