With four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals led the Titans 34-17. But the game wasn’t even close to over.
The Titans scored 17 points in the final 3 minutes, 17 seconds to send the game into overtime, only to lose when a Jay Feely 41-yard field goal in overtime gave Arizona a 37-34 win.
The Cardinals have been winning with defense all season, but this was a great game for the Cardinals’ offense. Carson Palmer completed 20 of 30 passes for 231 yards, with a touchdown and no interceptions. Andre Ellington again showed he’s one of the NFL’s most exciting playmakers at running back, carrying 10 times for 71 yards and catching four passes for 87 yards. Rashard Mendenhall gave the Cardinals two rushing touchdowns.
The Titans’ offense had plenty of big plays, too. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 36 of 58 passes for 402 yards and four touchdowns, although he also threw two interceptions. Kendall Wright had a big day, catching 12 passes for 150 yards.
The Cardinals are still long shots to get to the playoffs, but winning this game was an absolute must to keep their slim hopes alive. The Cardinals did what they needed to do, and their playoff hopes remain alive.