Goal-line Stand Preserves Cardinals' Win

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown with 2:20 to go and the Arizona Cardinals' defense stopped the Houston Texans three times at the 1-yard line in the final minute Sunday to eke out a 28-21 victory.

Matt Schaub brought the Texans back from a 21-0 halftime deficit to tie the game and had completed 11 straight when Rodgers-Cromartie stepped in front of intended receiver Kevin Walter. Rodgers-Cromartie intercepted, raced down the sideline, then high-stepped the final 20 yards for the score.

A 60-yard kickoff return by Andre Davis helped set up the final Houston threat. Schaub quickly moved the team to the 1, but Chris Brown was stopped on second down, there was an incomplete pass on third and Brown was stopped again on fourth down with 40 seconds left.

Kurt Warner topped 300 yards passing for the 50th time in his career but he and the Arizona offense struggled after a near-perfect first half.


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