Arizona Cardinals vs Tennessee Titans: Good, bad, ugly

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Haason Reddick #43 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a sack on Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans in the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals won 12 - 7. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Haason Reddick #43 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates a sack on Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans in the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Arizona Cardinals won 12 - 7. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 10: Kerwynn Williams #33 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football in the second half against the Tennessee Titans at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 10: Kerwynn Williams #33 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football in the second half against the Tennessee Titans at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

The Good

Pass defense

Something is going right when your pass defense can come up with two interceptions in the second half of the opposing quarterback.  That is exactly what happened on Sunday afternoon.

Cornerback Tramon Williams and linebacker Josh Bynes each helped the Cardinals win the turnover battle 2-0 on Sunday.  They held Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to 16-31 passing for 159-yards.

The pass defense also got a good rush on Mariota.  They sacked the Titans signal caller three times on Sunday.

Run defense

Just as good was the Cardinals run defense.  They gave up the one touchdown to Titans running back Derrick Henry in the first half but shut them down the rest of the way.

As mentioned, the Cardinals only gave up just the 10-yards on the ground to the Titans in the second half of the game.  Henry had just 20-yards rushing and the other back, DeMarco Murray, rushed for just 34-yards.

Kerwynn Williams 

Williams wasn’t that impressive early on.  It wasn’t all of his fault.  The offensive line couldn’t open holes.  However Williams ran the ball well in the second half.

Starting in place of Adrian Peterson for the second straight week, Williams ran 20 times for 73 yards.  Also Chad Williams had a beautiful 33-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Elijhaa Penny also added 11-yards, including a key nine-yard run late.  Overall, the Cardinals rushed for 136-yards.

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