Houston Texans vs. Arizona Cardinals: 5 players to watch

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The Houston Texans should be able to come away with a win against a depleted Arizona Cardinals team.

The Houston Texans have a good chance to snap their three game losing streak this week agaisnt a reeling Arizona Cardinals team.

Here are five players to keep an eye on this Sunday:

Patrick Peterson

Whoever Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson covers on a week in and week out basis seems to always get shut down. I would expect him to follow Texans’ wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins around all afternoon.

I can’t imagine that Houston quarterback Tom Savage will throw the ball Peterson’s way. But it’s worth watching whether or not Hopkins can have some success against Peterson.

DeAndre Hopkins

Facing Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman a few weeks ago is nothing compared to Paterson, who makes a living out of shutting down top wide receivers.

I would be surprised if DeAndre Hopkins is able to make an impact this week with Peterson covering him.

Adrian Peterson

You could say that running back Adrian Peterson has been reborn since being traded to the Cardinals from the New Orleans Saints.

If the Texans can shut down Peterson and force quarterback Blaine Gabbert to beat them through the air, they should come away with a win.

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Jadeveon Clowney

If the Texans are able to shut down Peterson, and I believe they will, pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney shouldn’t have a problem teeing off on Gabbert.

Clowney is the last impact player on the Texans’ defense and they need him to continue to play at a high level this week if they’re going to snap their losing streak.

Bruce Ellington

With Hopkins likely not getting many balls thrown his way this week and Will Fuller out with a rib injury, it will be up to wide receiver Bruce Ellington to make some big plays and he can certainly do just that.

I got a feeling Ellington will finish with four catches for 80 yards and one touchdown.

Comment below and tell us who you’ll be watching this week.