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Golden Nuggets: Loss No. 8

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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The Niners lost 19-13 to the NFC West leading Arizona Cardinals in a penalty filled football game at Levi's Stadium. The Niners were penalized 13 times for 81 yards, which gave the Cardinals 7 first downs. The most crucial call was the roughing the passer call on Quinton Dial's sack of Carson Palmer that gave the Cardinals a new set of downs on the game winning drive. Carson seemed to lower his head into Quinton Dial's helmet that forced the helmet to helmet contact. A soft call that allowed the Cardinals to continue their drive.

Blaine Gabbert had another decent game. He finished 25 of 36 for 318 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 pick. Unfortunately, the offense could only score 13 points, which will not win many games. A running theme of the offense is the inability to score in the 1st quarter especially at home. It took the offense until the last play of the half to score their 1st points courtesy of Phil Dawson's leg.

The defense continued its erratic play. They completely stifled one of the league's best offenses. Carson Palmer didn't throw a touchdown for the 1st time this season. The rush defense only allowed 70 yards. But the team didn't record a turnover for a 3rd straight game. Tramaine Brock completely dropped what should have been an easy interception, that allowed the Cardinals to kick a field goal. The defense held firm all game to allow the team to win, but the Niners couldn't win it.

49ers Links

Game Reviews

No one liked the refs' calls | Boone Didn't Like The Refs (Alper)

The NFL is embarrassing themselves | Apparently Arians Didn't Like The Refs Either (Gantt)

Sometimes they show up, sometimes they do not. They showed up on Sunday | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Defense (Gutierrez)

Game Grades (Hogan)

Report Card (Inman)

Big games from the players replacing Vernon | TEs Produce (Price)

Purcell gets some game action | Snap Counts (Barrows)

5 Takeaways (Maiocco)

Terrible call | Roughing Penalty (Gutierrez)

Purcell Plays (Maiocco)

Gabbert Uses TEs (Williams)

Not good on 3rd downs | Tomsula On 3rd Downs (Cohn)

Tomsula Not Blaming Refs (Inman)

More Intensity Needed For Upcoming Road Games (Barrows)

He looks like a keeper | Draughn An Every Down Contributor (Inman)

6 Notes From Tomsula (Emerick)

Increased Role For Bell (Fann)


Kap To Begin Rehab

No reason to risk long term injury | Time To Shut Hyde Down (Gutierrez)

Kap Starts Rehab Assignment (Gutierrez)


Will do nothing to get rid of York and Baalker | Banner Flies (CSN Bay Area)

49ers Thoughts (Kawakami)

Outside Opinions (Inman)

Yorks Love To Fail (Kawakami)


Jim's Press Conference (49ers Video)

Tiller On O-Line (49ers Video)

Blake Bell To Build On Game (49ers Video)

49ers Live (49ers Video)