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Cardinals beat Titans on Dawson's 4 field goals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Phil Dawson hasn't had the greatest season and missed another field goal on Sunday.

He made the other four, though, all the offense the Arizona Cardinals needed in a 12-7 victory that knocked the Tennessee Titans out of first place in the AFC South.

Dawson connected from 47, 23, 32 and 35 yards and missed from 40 for the Cardinals (6-7), whose victory came two weeks after they beat then-AFC South leader Jacksonville on the same field.

''It wasn't our most fancy or nifty offensive performance I've ever been a part of,'' Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald said. ''But it's a win and we'll take them.''

The Cardinals intercepted Marcus Mariota twice in the second half after the Titans (8-5) nursed a 7-0 lead at halftime.

Mariota completed 16 of 31 passes for 159 yards. Tennessee managed 65 yards rushing against the Cardinals after gaining 198 on the ground in a win over Houston a week ago.

Mariota was 6 of 16 for 60 yards with two picks in the second half.

''Frustration is an understatement,'' Mariota said. ''Defense played lights-out, special teams did their job and I've been hurting our team. I've got to find ways to be better.''

Mariota said he hurt his knee in the first half when he didn't slide soon enough to protect himself, but he wouldn't use that as an excuse for his performance.

The Cardinals gained 64 yards in the first half and 197 in the second.

Blaine Gabbert completed 17 of 26 for 178 yards for Arizona with no interceptions, but was sacked eight times, most by a Cardinals quarterback this season. Kerwynn Williams rushed for 73 yards as Arizona, ranked last in the NFL in rushing, outgained Tennessee on the ground 136-65.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians improved to 7-1 against the AFC South.

''I know what everybody is going to say. `It's an ugly win,''' Arians said. ''There is no such thing.''

The game's lone TD came after Andy Lee's 33-yard punt gave Tennessee the ball at the 50. The Titans needed nine plays, Derrick Henry sweeping right and diving at the pylon on the 6-yard touchdown play in the second quarter.

Mariota directed the Titans on a drive from their 26-yard line to the Arizona 40 in the final 49 seconds of the half, but Ryan Succop's 58-yard field-goal try bounced off the crossbar.

Arizona took the second-half kickoff and, despite Tennessee getting two sacks, got a 47-yard field goal from Dawson to cut the lead to 7-3.

Then came a big Tennessee gamble.

After the subsequent kickoff, the Titans faked a punt on fourth-and-1 from their 35. Initially, officials ruled that Eric Weems had made the first down. But Arians challenged the spot and, after a review, it was determined the runner came up a few inches short.

Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey said he probably got ''a little over-aggressive'' with the fake punt call.

But, he said, ''We should have got it. I thought we had it. Both officials had the mark as a first down. I was standing right behind them. I don't know how it got overturned.''

The Cardinals took over and Dawson's 23-yard field goal cut the lead to 7-6.

Dawson missed a 40 yarder that would have given the Cardinals the lead with 12:04 to play. But the 42-year-old kicker would get another chance.

Rookie Chad Williams ran 33 yards on an end-around to ignite an eight-play, 71-yard drive that culminated in Dawson's 32-yard field goal to put Arizona ahead 9-7 with 5:59 to play.

Josh Bynes intercepted Mariota over the middle on the next possession and returned it 25 yards. A late-hit penalty against the Titans play moved the ball to the Tennessee 7. Jurrell Casey's second sack of the game forced yet another field goal by Dawson, good from 35 yards to finish the scoring.

The Titans will stay in the desert and practice next week at Arizona State University to prepare for next Sunday's game at San Francisco.

FITZ MOVES UP

With his 23-yard catch on the Cardinals' first possession of the second half, Fitzgerald moved past his boyhood idol Randy Moss into third place on the NFL career yards receiving list, trailing only Terrell Owens and Jerry Rice.

Fitzgerald was a ball boy for the Vikings and used to wash Moss' cars for cash, and even borrowed his BMW to go to the high school prom.

INJURIES

The Titans lost starting left tackle Taylor Lewan in the second quarter with a lower back injury. Arizona outside linebacker Gabe Martin left in the first quarter with a hamstring injury.

UP NEXT

Titans: at San Francisco next Sunday.

Cardinals: at Washington next Sunday.

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Key Players
D. Henry 22 RB
20 RuYds, RuTD
8
FPTS
K. Williams 33 RB
73 RuYds, 15 ReYds, REC
8
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:45
P.Dawson 35 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Drescher, Holder-A.Lee.
4
plays
-10
yds
2:03
pos
7
12
Field Goal 5:59
P.Dawson 32 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Drescher, Holder-A.Lee.
8
plays
71
yds
4:00
pos
7
9
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:44
P.Dawson 23 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Drescher, Holder-A.Lee.
5
plays
30
yds
2:41
pos
7
6
Field Goal 9:36
P.Dawson 47 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-J.Drescher, Holder-A.Lee.
9
plays
48
yds
5:24
pos
7
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:16
R.Succop extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 7:16
D.Henry left end for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.
9
plays
50
yds
5:02
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 26:11 33:49
1st Downs 14 16
Rushing 3 5
Passing 9 9
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 4-12 3-14
4th Down Conv 0-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 204 261
Total Plays 56 63
Avg Gain 3.6 4.1
Net Yards Rushing 65 136
Rush Attempts 22 29
Avg Rush Yards 3.0 4.7
Net Yards Passing 139 125
Comp. - Att. 16-31 17-26
Yards Per Pass 4.5 4.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-20 8-53
Penalties - Yards 6-48 5-30
Touchdowns 1 0
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 6-52.2 6-45.0
Return Yards 69 97
Punts - Returns 3-14 4-33
Kickoffs - Returns 2-55 2-27
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-37
Kicking 1/2 4/5
Extra Points 1/1 0/0
Field Goals 0/1 4/5
Red Zone Eff. 1-1 -100% 0-3 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Titans 8-5 07007
Cardinals 6-7 006612
139 PASS YDS 125
65 RUSH YDS 136
204 TOTAL YDS 261
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.6% 159 0 2 39.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.2% 2582 10 14 76.9
M. Mariota 16/31 159 0 2 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Murray 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 34 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
151 552 5
D. Murray 11 34 0 9 4
D. Henry 22 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 20 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
133 649 5
D. Henry 8 20 1 9 8
M. Mariota 8 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 224 5
M. Mariota 2 11 0 7 3
E. Weems 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
E. Weems 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Decker 87 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 56 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 40 409 1
E. Decker 5 3 56 0 29 5
D. Walker 82 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 42 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 63 718 2
D. Walker 9 5 42 0 11 4
C. Davis 84 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 256 0
C. Davis 6 3 29 0 22 2
R. Matthews 18 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 645 3
R. Matthews 5 3 19 0 10 1
D. Murray 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 251 1
D. Murray 3 2 13 0 7 4
P. Supernaw 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 39 1
P. Supernaw 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Taylor 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 231 1
T. Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
A. Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Cyprien 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-12 0 1.0
J. Cyprien 9-1 1.0 0 0
L. Ryan 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-12 0 0.0
L. Ryan 7-0 0.0 0 0
W. Woodyard 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
72-34 0 4.0
W. Woodyard 7-0 1.0 0 0
J. Casey 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-13 0 5.0
J. Casey 5-0 2.0 0 0
K. Byard 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-22 6 0.0
K. Byard 4-0 0.0 0 0
E. Walden 93 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-6 0 4.0
E. Walden 4-0 1.0 0 0
D. King 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
D. King 2-0 1.0 0 0
A. Williamson 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-33 0 2.0
A. Williamson 2-0 1.0 0 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-9 0 0.0
A. Jackson 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-12 0 0.0
J. Brown 2-1 0.0 0 0
L. Sims 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-5 1 0.0
L. Sims 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Klug 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 1.0
K. Klug 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Johnson 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-7 0 1.0
A. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Dodd 92 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Dodd 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-12 0 6.0
B. Orakpo 1-0 1.0 0 0
S. Williams 96 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 0 0.0
S. Williams 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
1
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
26/32 27/28
R. Succop 0/1 0 1/1 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 52.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
60 51.5 21
B. Kern 6 52.2 2 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 27.5 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 21.3 48 0
A. Jackson 2 27.5 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 4.7 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
27 9.6 46 0
A. Jackson 3 4.7 14 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Gabbert 7 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.4% 178 0 0 85.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.8% 897 6 5 80.8
B. Gabbert 17/26 178 0 0 8
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Williams 33 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 73 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
64 239 1
K. Williams 20 73 0 18 8
C. Williams 16 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 33 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 33 0
C. Williams 1 33 0 33 3
B. Gabbert 7 QB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 54 0
B. Gabbert 4 12 0 11 8
E. Penny 35 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 16 1
E. Penny 2 11 0 9 2
D. Foster 37 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 16 0
D. Foster 2 7 0 5 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Fitzgerald 11 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 44 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 87 922 5
L. Fitzgerald 7 5 44 0 23 4
J. Gresham 84 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 27 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 294 2
J. Gresham 2 2 27 0 21 2
J. Nelson 14 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 444 2
J. Nelson 3 2 26 0 14 2
R. Seals-Jones 86 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 190 3
R. Seals-Jones 3 1 20 0 20 2
E. Penny 35 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 24 0
E. Penny 1 1 18 0 18 2
Ja. Brown 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 416 3
Ja. Brown 5 2 15 0 9 1
K. Williams 33 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 73 0
K. Williams 1 1 15 0 15 8
T. Niklas 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 91 1
T. Niklas 2 1 7 0 7 0
D. Foster 37 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 70 0
D. Foster 2 2 6 0 10 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Dansby 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
62-15 1 1.0
K. Dansby 8-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-6 0 14.0
C. Jones 5-0 1.0 0 0
B. Baker 36 SAF
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-10 0 1.0
B. Baker 5-2 0.0 0 0
P. Peterson 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-3 1 0.0
P. Peterson 4-0 0.0 0 0
T. Mathieu 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-5 2 1.0
T. Mathieu 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Bethea 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-10 3 1.0
A. Bethea 2-1 0.0 0 0
K. Martin 96 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 1 0.0
K. Martin 2-0 0.0 0 0
H. Reddick 43 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-11 0 2.0
H. Reddick 2-1 1.0 0 0
T. Williams 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-0 2 0.0
T. Williams 2-0 0.0 1 0
J. Bynes 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-3 1 1.0
J. Bynes 1-0 0.0 1 0
D. Bucannon 20 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-13 1 0.0
D. Bucannon 1-1 0.0 0 0
O. Pierre 72 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-5 0 4.0
O. Pierre 1-1 1.0 0 0
X. Williams 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-4 0 0.0
X. Williams 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Bethel 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-9 1 0.0
J. Bethel 0-1 0.0 0 0
E. Penny 35 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
E. Penny 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. Dawson 4 K
12
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/5 0/0
SEASON FG XP
22/30 19/21
P. Dawson 4/5 47 0/0 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lee 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 45.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
70 46.6 25
A. Lee 6 45.0 2 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Foster 37 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 13.5 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 19.3 32 0
D. Foster 2 13.5 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Peterson 21 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.5 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 6.3 19 0
P. Peterson 2 6.5 9 0
B. Golden 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 10.0 10 0
B. Golden 2 10.0 10 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 25 1:34 3 -2 Punt
8:25 TEN 9 4:42 7 34 Punt
2:17 TEN 17 3:14 6 17 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:18 50 5:02 9 50 TD
3:06 TEN 11 1:17 3 4 Punt
0:49 TEN 26 0:49 6 34 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:36 TEN 26 2:11 4 9 Downs
4:44 TEN 28 2:59 5 45 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:04 TEN 30 2:05 3 9 Punt
5:59 TEN 25 0:11 1 0 INT
3:45 TEN 25 1:45 6 4 Punt
1:27 TEN 22 0:22 4 0 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 ARI 32 5:01 8 21 Punt
3:43 ARI 22 1:26 3 -5 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:03 ARI 12 1:45 3 5 Punt
7:16 ARI 15 4:10 8 29 Punt
1:49 ARI 31 1:00 5 14 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARI 23 5:24 9 48 FG
7:25 TEN 35 2:41 5 30 FG
1:45 ARI 16 4:41 10 62 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:59 ARI 15 4:00 8 71 FG
5:48 TEN 7 2:03 4 -10 FG
2:00 ARI 25 0:33 3 -2 Punt
1:05 TEN 22 1:05 2 -2 Game