ARIZONA -- The Arizona Cardinals accomplished quite a feat against the Houston Texans, forcing rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud to throw a whopping three interceptions despite the Texans walking away with a 21-16 victory.
Stroud had thrown for 15 touchdowns and two interceptions the entire season leading into Week 11, though he was able to overcome the turnovers in another remarkable performance.
After throwing for 336 yards and two touchdowns in the win vs. Arizona, Stroud accomplished the following (via the NFL):
- Stroud has 2,962 passing yards this season and surpassed CAM NEWTON (2,885 passing yards) for the fourth-most passing yards by a player in his first 10 career games in NFL history. Only PATRICK MAHOMES (3,185 passing yards), JUSTIN HERBERT (3,015) and ANDREW LUCK (2,965) had more.
- Stroud, who passed for 470 yards in Week 9 and 356 yards in Week 10, is the second rookie in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards in three consecutive games, joining JOE BURROW (Weeks 2-4 in 2020).
- Stroud has five games with at least 300 passing yards this season, tied with JOE BURROW (five games in 2020), DANIEL JONES (five in 2019) and KYLER MURRAY (five in 2019) for the third-most such games by a rookie in NFL history. Only JUSTIN HERBERT (eight games in 2020) and ANDREW LUCK (six in 2012) have more.
- Stroud is the fourth rookie ever with at least 300 passing yards and a touchdown pass in five-or-more games, joining JUSTIN HERBERT (eight games in 2020), ANDREW LUCK (six games in 2012) and DANIEL JONES (five games in 2019).
After the game, Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was asked about meeting up with Stroud and sharing some words of wisdom.
“Yeah. I mean, win or lose, obviously I was hoping to be able to talk to him [C.J. Stroud] just because he's a young guy and I'm happy to see what he's doing. But just to be able to share that moment, obviously, it's cool. Wish we would've won the game, but I'm happy to see the success he's having.”
The Cardinals host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 12.