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Golden Nuggets: Can the 49ers beat the Cardinals?

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Your San Francisco 49ers links for Tuesday, October 2nd 2018.

I’m so ready to put behind the 49ers/Chargers game for good. Another game the 49ers should have won, but they blew it.

The good news is, the Arizona Cardinals are not very good. At all. And the 49ers got them next. I don’t see them losing this game in Santa Clara and these are the games the 49ers need to be winning now in their second year. Even if Robert Saleh’s funky playcalling gets in the way of things, the 49ers can win this game, should win this game. The Cardinals have no wins, it would be a shame if the 49ers were their first.

Speaking of Saleh’s play calling—my how the tables have turned. Remember during the Jim Harbaugh days when it was the defense bailing out the offense? Vic Fangio bailing out Greg Roman for some bonehead decisions? I think Harbaugh had his hands in some of those plays but still. The option pitch? Run-run-pass? It’s a total flip now.

Hits keep stacking up for Beathard (Cohn)

49ers injury update: Question marks reign for ailing 49ers (Madson)

49ers Notebook: Lingering injuries put team in ‘unusual roster situation’ (Alquist)

49ers report card: C.J. Beathard can’t rescue injury-plagued loss (Inman)

Niners Can’t Afford to Lose Joe Staley (Williams)

Back-to-basics practices do little to solve 49ers’ tackling woes (ESPN)

Studs and duds from the 49ers’ loss to Chargers (Lowder)

Richard Sherman: Why won’t they just put flags on the quarterbacks? (Williams)

49ers Player of the Game: CJ Beathard proves coaches right (Madson)

How vital is 49ers Beathard-Kittle combo with receivers hurt? (Inman)

Upon further review: 49ers lack playmakers to overcome mistakes, injuries against Chargers (Biderman)

What a horrible night to have a curse...