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Smith, Lanier handle Gabbert; Redskins beat Cardinals 20-15

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Allowing 68 points over the past two games was just what the Washington Redskins' defense needed to get fired up.

Motivated after two consecutive efforts players called embarrassing, the Redskins kept the Arizona Cardinals out of the end zone in a 20-15 victory on Sunday.

Linebacker Preston Smith and second-year defensive lineman Anthony Lanier led the defensive effort by bothering Arizona quarterback Blaine Gabbert with sacks, forced fumbles and interceptions.

''We all were going extra hard because we were so disappointed,'' said Lanier, who sacked Gabbert twice and batted down three passes.

''Everybody has been talking about it all year about how we have to come together. Today we came together and we overcame the odds of everybody thinking we were out of it.''

Gabbert was 16 of 41 for 189 yards with the interception and a fumble he recovered himself in the fourth quarter.

Arizona (6-8), which got all its points on field goals by Phil Dawson, went 0 for 6 in the red zone and 4 for 19 on third down as it was eliminated from playoff contention.

''It was just a game of missed opportunities,'' Gabbert said. ''That falls on me. The lack of execution from me all day, that just can't happen. We were inches away on a bunch of plays, but at the end of the day I have to make those. We have to score touchdowns in the red zone. We can't come away with field goals like that.''

Quarterback Kirk Cousins was 18 of 26 for 196 yards with touchdown passes to Jamison Crowder and new running back Kapri Bibbs as Washington (6-8) ended its two-game skid. Coach Jay Gruden said Cousins was fine after talking a few hard hits late.

The Redskins' defense delivered big hits on Gabbert all game long. Smith recovered Gabbert's fumble and had an interception in what was a redemptive performance after losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Rams.

''The Dallas game and the L.A. game were both pretty darn bad defensively,'' linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. ''We didn't hardly see their punter till the second half last week. This week was much-needed. Good on us for not allowing them in the end zone.''

DRIVE FOR FIVE

Dawson made all five of his field goal attempts, connecting from 40, 35, 19, 34 and 32 yards. Dawson has scored the Cardinals' past 30 points going back to their Dec. 3 game against the Rams.

''That is a lot,'' Dawson said. ''I didn't realize that. But that's life.''

RECOVERED KICK

Even though coach Bruce Arians didn't call for an onside kick to start the second half, the Cardinals got the ball back in excellent field position. Dawson's kickoff bounced deep in Washington territory and when no Redskins player fielded it, Budda Baker recovered at the 22.

''Uh, I mean, it's not that good of odds,'' Baker said. ''But Phil's a great kicker, and that's a great kick. So initially we were just going to lob it to the left and see if they catch it. But they didn't catch it.''

Gruden said special teams ace Niles Paul thought the ball would bounce to him, but went the other way.

SACKMASTER JONES

Arizona linebacker Chandler Jones earned his NFL-leading 15th sack of the season during the first half as he continued to make a case to be NFL Defensive Player of the Year. With two games remaining, he's two shy of setting the franchise record for sacks in a season.

INJURIES

Cardinals: WR Brittan Golden broke his right arm on a punt return. ... DL Robert Nkemdiche left with a wrist injury. ... LB Karlos Dansby suffered a calf injury. ... DL Josh Mauro was inactive with an ankle injury.

Redskins: Rookie LB Ryan Anderson suffered a sprained knee in punt coverage. Anderson came in dealing with an ankle injury. ... LT Trent Williams missed his fourth game of the season with a knee injury. ... LB Zach Brown, who came in leading the league with 127 tackles, was inactive with toe, hip and Achilles tendon injuries.

QUOTABLE

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians: ''We're not playing for the playoffs, we're playing for each other.''

Gruden: ''I never really want to use 8-8 as motivation.''

UP NEXT

Cardinals: Host the New York Giants next Sunday.

Redskins: Host the Denver Broncos next Sunday.

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Key Players
K. Williams 33 RB
61 RuYds
6
FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
196 PaYds, 2 PaTDs
19
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:30
D.Hopkins 32 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
8
plays
30
yds
3:21
pos
15
20
Field Goal 11:13
P.Dawson 32 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
9
plays
47
yds
3:37
pos
15
17
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:23
D.Hopkins 24 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
11
plays
88
yds
6:04
pos
12
17
Field Goal 13:37
P.Dawson 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
4
plays
6
yds
1:23
pos
12
14
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
P.Dawson 19 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
10
plays
32
yds
1:39
pos
9
14
Field Goal 7:35
P.Dawson 35 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
11
plays
57
yds
5:52
pos
6
14
Point After TD 13:27
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 13:27
K.Cousins pass short right to K.Bibbs for 36 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
63
yds
1:41
pos
3
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:47
P.Dawson 40 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
16
plays
60
yds
9:43
pos
3
7
Point After TD 13:30
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD, Center-N.Sundberg, Holder-T.Way. PENALTY on ARI, Illegal Formation, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 13:30
K.Cousins pass short right to J.Crowder for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
2
plays
6
yds
0:43
pos
0
6
Team Stats
Time of Pos 36:16 23:44
1st Downs 19 14
Rushing 8 1
Passing 8 10
Penalty 3 3
3rd Down Conv 4-19 1-9
4th Down Conv 2-3 0-0
Total Net Yards 286 218
Total Plays 80 47
Avg Gain 3.6 4.6
Net Yards Rushing 141 31
Rush Attempts 34 20
Avg Rush Yards 4.1 1.6
Net Yards Passing 145 187
Comp. - Att. 16-41 18-26
Yards Per Pass 3.5 7.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-44 1-9
Penalties - Yards 8-71 7-82
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 3-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 5-50.2 6-53.2
Return Yards 71 131
Punts - Returns 5-43 2-18
Kickoffs - Returns 2-28 4-95
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-18
Kicking 5/5 4/4
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 5/5 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 0-6 -0% 1-3 -33%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-2 -0% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Cardinals 6-8 363315
Redskins 6-8 773320
145 PASS YDS 187
141 RUSH YDS 31
286 TOTAL YDS 218
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Gabbert 7 QB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
39% 189 0 1 43.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 1086 6 6 71.9
B. Gabbert 16/41 189 0 1 5
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Williams 33 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 61 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
81 300 1
K. Williams 17 61 0 12 6
E. Penny 35 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 61 1
E. Penny 10 45 0 14 4
B. Gabbert 7 QB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 82 0
B. Gabbert 6 28 0 10 5
J. Nelson 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 37 0
J. Nelson 1 7 0 7 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Fitzgerald 11 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 5 60 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 92 982 5
L. Fitzgerald 10 5 60 0 25 6
J. Nelson 14 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 46 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 490 2
J. Nelson 3 1 46 0 46 4
T. Niklas 87 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 132 1
T. Niklas 6 3 41 0 21 4
D. Foster 37 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 4 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 92 0
D. Foster 9 4 22 0 8 2
R. Seals-Jones 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 201 3
R. Seals-Jones 6 2 11 0 7 1
Ja. Brown 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 425 3
Ja. Brown 3 1 9 0 9 0
K. Williams 33 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 73 0
K. Williams 1 0 0 0 0 6
G. Holmes 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
G. Holmes 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Penny 35 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 24 0
E. Penny 1 0 0 0 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Bucannon 20 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-16 1 0.0
D. Bucannon 5-3 0.0 0 0
T. Mathieu 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
60-5 2 1.0
T. Mathieu 4-0 0.0 0 0
K. Martin 96 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-4 1 0.0
K. Martin 4-1 0.0 0 0
A. Bethea 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-10 3 1.0
A. Bethea 3-0 0.0 0 1
P. Peterson 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-4 1 0.0
P. Peterson 3-1 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-6 0 15.0
C. Jones 2-0 1.0 0 0
K. Dansby 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
64-15 1 1.0
K. Dansby 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Peters 98 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-3 0 1.0
C. Peters 2-2 0.0 0 0
O. Pierre 72 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-6 0 4.0
O. Pierre 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Williams 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-1 2 0.0
T. Williams 1-1 0.0 0 0
S. Wright 58 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
S. Wright 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Baker 36 SAF
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-11 0 1.0
B. Baker 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Bynes 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-5 1 1.0
J. Bynes 0-2 0.0 0 0
H. Reddick 43 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-12 0 2.0
H. Reddick 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Nkemdiche 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-6 0 0.0
R. Nkemdiche 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Gunter 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 1.0
R. Gunter 0-1 0.0 0 0
F. Rucker 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-6 0 1.0
F. Rucker 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. Dawson 4 K
15
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
5/5 0/0
SEASON FG XP
27/35 19/21
P. Dawson 5/5 40 0/0 15
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lee 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 50.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
75 46.8 27
A. Lee 5 50.2 2 62
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Golden 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 22.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 20.3 26 0
B. Golden 1 22.0 22 0
D. Foster 37 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 16.6 32 0
D. Foster 1 6.0 6 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Golden 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 8.6 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 9.0 15 0
B. Golden 5 8.6 15 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.2% 196 2 0 116.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.1% 3636 24 9 98.8
K. Cousins 18/26 196 2 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
S. Perine 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 37 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
156 547 1
S. Perine 14 37 0 6 5
K. Bibbs 39 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
K. Bibbs 2 6 0 6 10
L. Daniels 46 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 14 0
L. Daniels 1 2 0 2 0
K. Cousins 8 QB
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 159 3
K. Cousins 2 0 0 1 19
J. Doctson 18 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -14 0
J. Doctson 1 -14 0 -14 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Crowder 80 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 55 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 59 717 2
J. Crowder 7 5 55 1 24 11
K. Bibbs 39 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 47 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 47 1
K. Bibbs 4 4 47 1 36 10
S. Perine 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 29 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 161 1
S. Perine 2 2 29 0 23 5
R. Grant 14 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 465 4
R. Grant 3 2 20 0 15 2
V. Davis 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 586 2
V. Davis 4 2 18 0 11 0
J. Doctson 18 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 404 5
J. Doctson 4 2 16 0 14 1
N. Paul 84 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 94 0
N. Paul 2 1 11 0 11 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
Z. Vigil 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-8 0 0.0
Z. Vigil 6-2 0.0 0 0
K. Fuller 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-12 4 0.0
K. Fuller 6-2 0.0 0 0
M. Spaight 50 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-23 0 0.0
M. Spaight 5-2 0.0 0 0
B. Breeland 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-10 1 0.0
B. Breeland 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Swearinger 36 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-15 3 0.0
D. Swearinger 3-1 0.0 0 0
D. Everett 22 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-17 0 0.0
D. Everett 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-14 0 0.0
J. Norman 3-3 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
R. Anderson 3-0 0.0 0 0
P. Smith 94 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-10 1 6.0
P. Smith 3-0 1.0 1 0
S. McGee 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-20 0 0.0
S. McGee 2-2 0.0 0 0
R. Kerrigan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-11 1 9.0
R. Kerrigan 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Harvey-Clemons 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
J. Harvey-Clemons 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Lanier 72 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 5.0
A. Lanier 2-0 2.0 0 1
M. Ioannidis 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-12 0 4.0
M. Ioannidis 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Galette 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 3.0
J. Galette 1-0 1.0 0 0
A. Francis 64 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-8 0 0.0
A. Francis 0-3 0.0 0 0
Z. Hood 90 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-11 0 0.0
Z. Hood 0-4 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
11/13 14/15
D. Hopkins 2/2 32 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 53.2 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
69 45.3 28
T. Way 6 53.2 2 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Breeland 26 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 20.3 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 20.8 35 0
B. Breeland 3 20.3 30 0
M. Harris 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 34.0 34 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 23.7 34 0
M. Harris 1 34.0 34 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Crowder 80 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
23 5.4 18 0
J. Crowder 2 9.0 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARI 25 0:47 3 -7 Fumble
13:30 ARI 17 9:43 16 60 FG
1:57 ARI 12 1:49 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 ARI 26 5:52 11 57 FG
5:26 ARI 20 3:36 7 71 INT
1:39 WAS 33 1:39 10 32 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 22 1:23 4 6 FG
12:01 ARI 31 1:34 3 9 Punt
4:23 ARI 25 0:59 3 1 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 ARI 39 3:37 9 47 FG
9:21 ARI 16 1:30 3 -9 Punt
4:30 ARI 25 2:04 5 22 Punt
1:59 ARI 48 1:43 8 31 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:13 ARI 6 0:43 2 6 TD
3:47 WAS 18 1:50 4 17 Punt
0:08 WAS 37 1:41 5 63 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:35 WAS 35 2:09 3 10 Punt
1:50 WAS 41 0:11 1 7 Fumble
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:37 WAS 16 1:36 3 8 Punt
10:27 WAS 6 6:04 11 88 FG
3:24 WAS 21 3:34 5 -2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:13 WAS 35 1:52 3 6 Punt
7:51 ARI 44 3:21 8 30 FG
2:26 WAS 12 0:27 3 2 Punt
0:16 WAS 11 0:16 1 -1 Game