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Cardinals Come Back To Mess With Texans, 19-16

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) – Jason Wright caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from John Skelton with 1:53 remaining, completing Arizona’s 19-point fourth quarter rally in a 19-16 preseason win over the Houston Texans.

Beanie Wells caught a two-yard TD pass from Derek Anderson earlier in the period and Alfonso Smith scored on a six-yard run for the Cardinals, the two-time defending NFC West champions.

Matt Leinart started under center for the Cardinals and completed 6-of-7 passes for 49 yards. Anderson then connected on 13-of-22 attempts for 88 yards.

Dan Orlovsky completed 12-of-21 passes for 129 yards for the Texans, who took their initial preseason steps toward building off last year’s 9-7 finish. Matt Schaub started and connected on 5-of-6 passes for 78 yards and a TD.

Ex-Cardinals kicker Neil Rackers booted a 24-yard field goal for Houston in the final minute of the first half.