3 takeaways from Texans win over Cardinals

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The Houston Texans got a much needed win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Can they build off of this win going forward?

Everyone can rejoice after the Houston Texans broke their three game losing streak on Sunday by defeating the Arizona Cardinals by a score of 31-21.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

Still not sold on Tom Savage

I will admit, Texans’ starting quarterback Tom Savage came through and put together a pretty good game against the Cardinals.

Savage completed 22 of 32 attempts for 230 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Let’s be honest, Savage still has a lot more to prove if he wants anyone to believe he’s a starting caliber NFL quarterback. I also don’t believe he can lead Houston to the playoffs, so don’t get your hopes up.

All everyone can hope for at this point, is that the Texans are able to finish this year strong with Savage at the helm.

Jadeveon Clowney continues to carry defense

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There’s not a doubt that the Texans’ defense is a liability, but star pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney continues to produce at a high level.

Clowney played exactly how I thought he would. He took advantage of a weak Cardinals’ offensive line by racking up five tackles and two sacks as he pressured quarterback Blaine Gabbert all afternoon.

Without Clowney, Houston’s pass rush would have been non-existent.

Johnathan Joseph is really struggling

Texans’ veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph has been Houston’s top corner this season. Until the past couple of games that is. He gave up some big plays against the Los Angeles Rams and Indianapolis Colts. And now he had a poor game against the Cardinals.

If Joseph doesn’t pick his play up, I can’t imagine the Texans will re-sign him this coming offseason.

Comment below and give us your thoughts on Sunday’s win.