Arizona Cardinals vs Tennessee Titans

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, 2021 // 1:O0 PM ET // NISSAN STADIUM // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER

 

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Aaron Taylor
SIRIUS: 211 (Az.), 146 (Ten.) | XM: 387 (Az.), 232 (Ten.) | SXM App: 800 (Az.), 830 (Ten.)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Cardinals lead all-time series, 7-4
STREAKS: Cardinals have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/10/17: Titans 7 at Cardinals 12
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/15/13: Cardinals 37, Titans 34 (OT)

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS LEADERS (2020 STATS) TENNESSEE TITANS

LAST WEEK –
Kliff Kingsbury: 0-0 COACH VS. OPP. Mike Vrabel: 0-0
25.6/22.9 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 30.7/27.4
384.6 OFFENSE 396.4
Kyler Murray: 375-558-3971-26-12-94.3 PASSING Ryan Tannehill: 315-481-3819-33-7-106.5
Kyler Murray (QB): 133-819-6.2-11 RUSHING Derrick Henry: 378 (1L)-2027 (1L)-5.4-17 (1L)
DeAndre Hopkins: 115-1407-12.2-6 RECEIVING A.J. Brown: 70-1075-15.4-11
351.9 DEFENSE 398.3
Dennis Gardeck: 7 SACKS Bud Dupree (Pit.): 8
Budda Baker: 2 INTs Amani Hooker: 4
0 (21/21) TAKE/GIVE +11 (23/12) (1L)
Andy Lee: 44.8 (39.6) PUNTING (NET) Brett Kern: 45.8 (41.5)
Matt Prater (Det.): 101 (38/41 PAT; 21/28 FG) KICKING Sam Ficken (NYJ): 51 (12/15 PAT; 13/15 FG)

 

CARDINALS NOTES

• QB KYLER MURRAY had 26 TD passes & 11 rush TDs in 2020 & became 2nd QB (CAM NEWTON) with 25+ TD passes & 10+ rush TDs in single season in NFL history. Had 9 games with both pass TD & rush TD, most by QB in single season ever. Has 90+ passer rating in 6 of his past 7 starts on road.

• RB JAMES CONNER makes Az. debut. Had 721 rush yards & 6 rush TDs with Pit. in 2020. Had 111 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 29 rec.) in his last game vs. Ten. (10/25/20 w/ Pit.). RB CHASE EDMONDS had career-high 850 scrimmage yards (448 rush, 402 rec.) & career-best 53 catches in 2020.

• WR DEANDRE HOPKINS tied-2nd in NFL with franchise-record 115 receptions & had 6th-career 1,000+ yard season (1,407) in 2020. Has 1,313 rec. yards (101 per game) & 7 rec. TDs in 13 career games vs. Ten. Has 100+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 games at Ten. WR A.J. GREEN makes Az. debut. Had 47 catches for 523 yards & 2 TDs with Cin. in 2020. Had 115 rec. yards & rec. TD in his last game at Ten. (11/12/17 w/ Cin.).

• LB CHANDLER JONES is tied-1st among active players in FFs (27) & ranks 4th in sacks (97). Has 10+ sacks in 5 of his past 6 seasons. Has 4 sacks + 2 FFs in 3 career games vs. Ten. & aims for his 4th in row vs. Ten. with sack. DE J.J. WATT makes Az. debut. Leads active players in TFL (172) & ranks 2nd in sacks (101). Has 18 sacks, 9 FFs & 2 FR in 15 career games vs. Ten. S BUDDA BAKER had 3rd-consecutive season with 100+ tackles (118) in 2020. Leads all DBs with 365 tackles since 2018.

 

TITANS NOTES

• QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 3,819 yards & career-high 33 TDs last season & ranked 5th in NFL with 106.5 rating. Is 1 of 2 AFC QBs (PATRICK MAHOMES) with 105+ rating in each of past 2 seasons. Rushed for career-high 7 TDs in 2020. Completed 15 of 20 passes (75 pct.) for 195 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 124 rating in his last game vs. Az. (12/11/16 with Mia.). Had 1,987 pass yards (248.4 per game) & 25 TDs (22 pass, 3 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 118.5 rating in 8 home games last season.

• RB DERRICK HENRY led NFL in rush yards (2,027, 5th-most ever) & rush TDs (17) last season & became 4th player ever with 1,500+ rush yards & 15+ rush TDs in consecutive seasons. Had 806 rush yards (100.8 per game) & 6 rush TDs in 8 home games in 2020. Rushed for TD in last meeting.

• WR JULIO JONES makes Ten. debut. Has 95.5 rec. yards/game in career, most in NFL history (min. 100 games) & ranks 4th all-time with 58 games with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with 6+ catches & 80+ rec. yards. WR A.J. BROWN led team with career highs in catches (70), rec. yards (1,075) & rec. TDs (11) in 2020. Had 6 rec. TDs in 7 home games last season.

• S KEVIN BYARD led team with career-best 111 tackles last season, 5th-most among DBs. Since 2017, ranks 2nd in NFL with 18 INTs. LB BUD DUPREE makes Ten. debut. Is 1 of 6 LBs with 8+ TFL in each of past 4 seasons. Had 3 TFL & sack in his last game vs. Az. (12/8/19 with Pit.). CB JANORIS JENKINS makes Ten. debut. Ranks 6th among active players with 26 career INTs