With a win, the team would finish up the first half of its schedule undefeated. They won't make it to the playoffs this season, but Arizona could get there in a year or two depending on what happens in the draft and free agency.
The Cardinals had a hard time getting much pressure on Garoppolo and allowed the Niners (8-0) to repeatedly convert on third downs. The 49ers scored a touchdown on fourth-and-goal on the last play of the first half.
The Cardinals started the game off with a bang with a Kenyan Drake 36-yard run to flip the field. That's been a common theme against the 49ers' defense this season. And when the Niners needed a drive-extending play to ice the game, Garoppolo completed a pivotal third-and-9 late in the fourth quarter. Through eight games this season, he had 34 total tackles, one forced fumble, one interception and four passes defensed. Even then, the veteran has caught just seven passes for 58 yards over the past three games.
It's helped having quarterback Kyler Murray to lean on.
Getting traded to Arizona appeared to reinvigorate Drake. The line has been opening holes for David Johnson (when healthy) and Chase Edmonds. Kingsbury said he would rather have too many running backs than too few. The 49ers finished the half with 78 rushing yards.
Nine members of Mormon family killed in ambush in northern Mexico
According the Mexican Security Secretary, six children were also wounded and five have gone to hospitals in Phoenix, Ariz. LeBaron had broken down in her SUV when gunmen opened fire, torching the vehicle and causing the petrol tank to explode.
"You've got to know what their capacity is, if you will", Kingsbury said. As a potential long-term option, this is no small thing. You're not relying on one part and everyone's playing tomorrow.
The San Francisco 49ers will host the Seattle Seahawks for a Monday Night Football game on November 11.
San Francisco's game-manager turned into quite the game-changer in an impressive performance. It was just the future Hall of Famer's third game back from suspension.
"He made a lot of plays in rhythm".
Arizona's defense led to its demise. Drake was run inside and outside, caught passes out of the backfield and lined up out wide at times.