Bob Kemp


        *CARDINALS 31, TEXANS 5: The Cardinals overcame a sluggish start and cruised to victory over an opponent with a shocking low level of NFL talent that is painfully more obvious live compared to television or video tape.
         *THE CARDINALS DEFENSE WAS THE MOST DOMINANT UNIT: Houston finished with just 160 yards and converted just two of 13 third downs plus zero of two fourth downs.
        *VANCE JOSEPH IMPLEMENTED A UNIQUE PASSING DOWN SCHEME: The Cardinals defensive coordinator opted for a group with just two down linemen (J.J. Watt and a rotation of others) while the other nine defenders were linebackers and defensive backs.
        *MARKUS GOLDEN MIGHT BE THE CARDINALS MOST IMPACT PLAYER PER SNAP THIS SEASON: Golden added two more sacks on Sunday, giving him five for the season.
        *REVENGE GAME STATS: DeAndre Hopkins finished with seven catches for 53 yards and scored on a one-yard touchdown pass from Kyler Murray to give the Cardinals an insurmountable 7-5 lead … J.J. Watt was credited with one tackle, a tackle for loss of David Johnson who rushed for 25 yards on five carries and caught five passes for 27 yards.
         *JOSH JONES IS STRUGGLING AT RIGHT GUARD: His pass protection issues have reached a point where Steve Keim to explore via waiver wire and/or trade before the November 2nd deadline.