After a months-long hiatus, Kyler Murray, the Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback, made a comeback last weekend and led his team to only their second win of the 2023 NFL season. The chances of the Cards making it to the playoffs seem slim, but there is still hope if they continue winning.
In Week 11, the Cardinals will travel to Houston to take on the in-form Texans, who are currently 5-6 and are determined to challenge for the No. 1 spot in the AFC South. The odds for the game have been set with the Arizona Cardinals at +4 and the Houston Texans at -4. The moneyline odds are +170 for the Cardinals and -205 for the Texans, with the points total set at over 47.5.
The game is scheduled to take place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 1:00 PM ET, and will be broadcasted on CBS.
The Arizona Cardinals have endured a tough season, currently standing at 2-8 with a defense that concedes an average of 26.3 points per game, making it the fifth worst in the league. Despite this, their offense is likely to improve with the return of Kyler Murray, who made his comeback last weekend against the Atlanta Falcons.
Murray’s presence in the game helped the team get closer to the end zone, resulting in four field goals by Matt Prater, two of which were from 50+ yards distance. The Houston Texans, on the other hand, are currently 5-4 in the 2023 NFL season and are sitting in the No. 2 position in the AFC South. They have been impressive against strong teams but have suffered unexpected losses.
However, the Texans have a strong record at home with a 3-1 record this season, and with their next three games being played at home, they have the opportunity to secure their position in the playoffs. The prospect of making the playoffs for the first time since 2019 is giving the Texans motivation to give their best against the Cardinals.
The prediction for the game is that the Houston Texans will win and the points total will hit the over. With their home advantage and the motivation to secure a playoff spot, the Texans are expected to put on a strong performance against the Cardinals.