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              === Cards blow late lead, still top Titans in OT ===
 
 Nashville,  TN  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Jay Feely drilled  a 41-yard field goal
 with  10:18 left in  overtime to lift the Arizona Cardinals to a 37-34 victory
 over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at LP Field.
 
 Antoine  Cason's 20-yard  interception return for a score gave Arizona a 34-17
 lead  with just over  six minutes left before Michael Preston hauled in a pair
 of TD passes around a Rob Bironas field goal to force an extra session.
 
 Tennessee  won the toss  in overtime and elected to receive, but on the team's
 third  play from scrimmage, Cason came up with his second pick of the game and
 returned it 16 yards to the Arizona 46.
 
 Rashard  Mendenhall then moved the Cardinals to the Tennessee 21 following his
 15-yard  scamper and three plays later, Feely sent his game-winning field goal
 through the uprights.
 
 "We  never got  down after  Tennessee  tied the  game," Cason  said. "We  kept
 believing we were going to win."
 
 Carson  Palmer finished  20-of-30 passing  for 231  yards and  a score,  while
 Mendenhall  added 69 yards and two scores on 21 totes for the Cardinals (9-5),
 who  won  for the sixth time  in their last  seven games to secure their first
 winning season since going 10-6 in 2009.
 
 Andre Ellington rushed for 71 yards on 10 carries and racked up a team-high 87
 receiving yards on four catches in the win.
 
 Ryan  Fitzpatrick put forth a valiant effort in defeat, throwing for 402 yards
 and  four touchdowns with two interceptions on 36-of-58 passing for the Titans
 (5-9),  who were eliminated from playoff contention after dropping their third
 straight game.
 
 "When you have a comeback like that, you're not supposed to lose," Fitzpatrick
 said. "We felt like we had things rolling there."
 
 Kendall Wright finished with a game-high 150 yards on 12 catches in defeat.
 
 With the Titans trailing by 17 with 6:13 to play, Fitzpatrick led his squad on
 a  9-play, 67-yard march that Preston capped with a 10-yard TD grab to make it
 34-24 with just over three minutes left.
 
 After failing on an onside kick, Tennessee forced an Arizona three-and-out and
 Wright  highlighted  the ensuing Titans'  sequence with a 23-yard reception to
 the Arizona 31.
 
 However,  the drive stalled  at the Arizona 6 and the Titans settled for a 24-
 yard field goal from Bironas to pull within 34-27 with 49 seconds left.
 
 Tennessee then attempted another onside kick that Larry Fitzgerald appeared to
 have  a  beat on, but  the Arizona wideout  was leveled as  he tried to make a
 leaping grab, and the Titans pounced on the ball at their own 46.
 
 Wright  opened  the ensuing Tennessee  touch with  a 26-yard grab and followed
 that with a 20-yard reception down to the Arizona 8.
 
 Following  a spike  and an incompletion, Fitzpatrick fired a strike to Preston
 for  an 8-yard  touchdown that  tied  the game  with 10  seconds remaining  in
 regulation.
 
 Early  on, Bironas buried a 45-yard field goal on Tennessee's opening touch to
 put  the  home team on  top, but Arizona answered  with a 9-play, 77-yard trek
 that Mendenhall capped with a 1-yard surge for a 7-3 lead.
 
 Tennessee  didn't face a single third down on its ensuing scoring drive, which
 Fitzpatrick capped with a 25-yard TD toss to Chris Johnson that put the Titans
 on top, 10-7, on the final play of the first quarter.
 
 Feely connected on a 25-yard field goal on Arizona's first touch of the second
 stanza to tie the game at 10-10.
 
 The  teams  entered halftime still locked  at 10-all before Arizona opened the
 second  half with  a surprise pooch kickoff. Tennessee's Patrick Bailey muffed
 the short kick, and Cason jumped on it at the Tennessee 23.
 
 However,  the Cardinals  failed to pick up  a first down and settled for a 47-
 yard field goal from Feely to give Arizona a 13-10 lead.
 
 Tennessee  responded  with a  lengthy 15-play trek  that Delanie Walker capped
 with  a 1-yard TD pass, but the Cardinals countered with a quick 7-play series
 that saw Jake Ballard haul in a 6-yard score for a 20-17 Arizona edge.
 
 Mendenhall  added a  1-yard TD surge early  in the fourth and Cason returned a
 Fitzpatrick pick 20 yards for a score two plays into Tennessee's ensuing touch
 to create a seemingly comfortable 34-17 lead for the Cardinals.
 
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Walker has six TD receptions this season, the most by a Titans tight end since
 Frank  Wycheck had six in 1996 ... Arizona swept an interconference series for
 the first time since realignment in 2002 after beating all four members of the
 AFC  South  ... Fitzgerald, who  finished with a  team-high six catches for 49
 yards,  left the game to be evaluated for a concussion after taking a hard hit
 on  Tennessee's  second onside kick  ... Tennessee compiled 394 passing yards,
 compared to 215 for the Cardinals ... Arizona was whistled for nine penalties,
 while the Titans were called for just three.
 
 12/15 20:47:54 ET

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