Both the Houston Texans and the Arizona Cardinals are looking for a miracle in order to make it into the playoffs this year as both teams have lost their starting quarterback during the season with Deshaun Watson and Carson Palmer sidelined.
Both teams face an uphill battle in order to make it into the postseason this year, and a win in this game for either team could be the catalyst they need in order to go on a run and secure a playoff spot. Big plays are therefore needed.
Patrick Peterson is providing those big plays for the Cardinals.
Before the two-minute warning in the second quarter on a 2nd-and-8 play, the cornerback intercepted the pass by Texans' quarterback Tom Savage intended for tight end Stephen Anderson. He then returned the ball for 22 yards before he was stopped.
Peterson ended up only being 15 yards away from the endzone, 15 yards from turning what is already a magnificent play into an unbelievable one. This was also the cornerback's first interception of the season and his first pick since December 2016 when the Cardinals achieved a 31-23 win against the Washington Redskins.
As you can see in the video below, it's quite an exceptional one-handed catch, and Peterson was unlucky not to score. This catch isn't as good as the memorable one-handed grab by New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
By the end of the game though, the interception meant nothing, as the Texans came out 31-21 winners. Following the result of this game, both teams are on a 4-6 record, but Houston will be the happier of the two teams.
This loss pretty much dismisses any chance of the Cardinals making the playoffs, as they have tough games coming up against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, and the Seattle Seahawks before the end of the season.
There still is a chance for Arizona to make the postseason, especially when you factor in four of their remaining six games are at home, but they'll need to get back to winning ways when they host the Jaguars at the University of Phoenix Stadium next week to realistically stand a chance.