Arizona 37, Tennessee 34

Date - 4:25 PM EST, Sunday, December 15, 2013
Location - LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
Temperature - 37°
Head Official - Peter Morelli
Attendance - 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT Total
Arizona 7 3 10 14 3 37
Tennessee 10 0 7 17 0 34

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 9-5 6-1 3-4 W2
Tennessee 5-9 2-5 3-4 L3

Recap


Cardinals 37, Titans 34 (OT):
 Jay Feely kicked a 41-yard field goal with 10:18 left in overtime as visiting Arizona withstood a stunning comeback by Tennessee.

Antoine Cason returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown and also picked off Tennessee's Ryan Fitzpatrick in overtime to set up the winning field goal as the Cardinals (9-5) won for the sixth time in seven games to remain one game behind San Francisco and Carolina for the final playoff slot in the NFC. Carson Palmer threw for 231 yards and a score and Rashard Mendenhall had a pair of 1-yard scoring runs for the Cardinals.

Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 402 yards with four touchdowns and the two killer interceptions, rallying Tennessee (5-9) for 17 points in the final 3:12 to force the extra session. Michael Preston caught a pair of scoring passes and Kendall Wright had 12 receptions for 150 yards for the Titans, who were eliminated from postseason contention.

With the game tied 10-10 at the half, the Titans went ahead 17-13 when Fitzpatrick connected with Delanie Walker from a yard out, but Palmer found his own tight end, Jake Ballard, for a 6-yard TD pass on the ensuing possession. After Tennessee's Rob Bironas came up short on a tying 50-yard field goal attempt, Mendenhall scored from the 1 with 6:50 to play and Cason picked off Fitzpatrick 37 seconds later for a seemingly insurmountable 34-17 lead.

Instead, Fitzpatrick threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Preston with 3:12 left before Bironas kicked a 24-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 34-27 with 47 seconds remaining. Tennessee recovered the onside kick and Fitzpatrick found Preston for the tying touchdown with only 10 seconds to play.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cardinals RB Andre Ellington rushed for 71 yards on 10 carries and had four catches for a season-high 87 yards. ... Titans rookie WR Justin Hunter and WR Damian Williams were inactive due to a violation of team rules. Hunter had two 100-yard games in his last three. ... Feely eclipsed 100 points for the ninth time in his career and the fifth time in the last six seasons.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Arizona   Tennessee
Andre Ellington Player Chris Johnson
10 Attempts 13
71 Yards 40
7.1 Avg Yards 3.1
0 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 15
Receiving
Arizona   Tennessee
Andre Ellington Player Kendall Wright
4 Receptions 12
87 Yards 150
21.8 Avg Yards 12.5
0 Touchdowns 0
38 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Arizona 360 145 215 4 3 2 3.0 1
Tennessee 460 66 394 4 2 0 2.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tennessee will play their next game on the road against Jacksonville. The Titans have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .800 after a loss.