49ers-Cardinals final score
What a disastrous finish. Josh Rosen drove the Cardinals down the field and connected with Christian Kirk for a 9-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left. A two-point conversion gave the Cardinals an 18-15 lead. The 49ers got the ball back and got to midfield, but a bad snap over C.J. Beathard’s head led to an incompletion as time expired. The 49ers drop to 1-7 with the loss.
Score update coming down the home stretch
The 49ers added a field goal, but the Cardinals responded with a touchdown drive that featured Larry Fitzgerald in a big way. He had a 37-yard catch to set up an eventual 13-yard touchdown catch. The 49ers lead 15-10 in the middle of the fourth quarter.
49ers get in the end zone
After a hideous first half for both offenses, the 49ers managed seven. C.J. Beathard found Marquise Goodwin on a short crossing route. Goodwin was covered by Patrick Peterson, but once he got the ball in his hands, the 49ers receiver turned on the jets and took it 55 yards for the score. The 49ers lead 12-3 midway through the third quarter.
The 49ers and Cardinals are engaged in a barn-burner, if by barn-burner you mean atrocious football game. After the 49ers took a 2-0 lead, the two sides exchanged field goal and San Francisco leads 5-3 early in the third quarter. We’ve seen a lot more from the 49ers defense this week, including an interception that set up their field goal.
49ers defense gets on the board
The 49ers are off to a solid start on defense. After pinning the Cardinals deep in their own territory and setting up 3rd and long inside the 5, the 49ers brought pressure and tackled Josh Rosen in the end zone. He threw the ball as he was going down, and it was ruled intentional grounding. Since it happened in the end zone, the 49ers took a 2-0 lead with the safety.
The 49ers are working Jimmie Ward with the first team free safety in pre-game warmups. This suggests he will get the start over D.J. Reed. Ahkello Witherspoon is working at cornerback opposite Richard Sherman.
The 49ers will be without center Weston Richburg due to a knee injury. Erik Magnuson will start in his place. Running back Matt Breida is active, but could be limited — meaning more work for Raheem Mostert. Richard Sherman is inactive, and will start opposite either Jimmie Ward or Ahkello Witherspoon.
49ers inactives: QB Tom Savage, WR Pierre Garçon, CB Greg Mabin, C Weston Richburg, DL Jullian Taylor, OT Shon Coleman, DT D.J. Jones
Cardinals inactives: QB Sam Bradford, WR Trent Sherfield, S Tre Boston, OL Justin Pugh, OL Jeremy Vujnovich, OL Korey Cunningham, DT Corey Peters
The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a brutal loss against the Los Angeles Rams and get a step down in competition against the Arizona Cardinals. This would seem great if it wasn’t for the fact the 49ers lost to the Cardinals just two weeks prior in Santa Clara. The team has not won a game since Week 2 and the Cardinals’ only win of the season came against the 49ers. For draft positioning, a loss would be nice but most would like to see some better things from the 2018 49ers instead of bad defense and turnovers. This will be an afternoon game kicking off at 1:25 PM. The game will air on FOX and you can see who gets it by looking at our broadcast map. Dick Stockton and Mark Schlereth will be calling the game. Jennifer Hale will be on the sidelines
The 49ers are playing for nothing but pride at this point. While they aren’t mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, getting a bid would require them to not lose a single game. They are circling the drain in all aspects and now it’s a matter of the coaching staff getting a look at what they have for next year.
For Week 8, the Cardinals will be without Safety Tre Boston. Wide receiver Larry Fitsgerald has been working through a hamstring injury but was a full participant the last two days of practice.
The 49ers meanwhile will be without wide receiver Pierre Garcon. Cornerback Richard Sherman will be available and running back Matt Breida remains a gametime decision. Wide receiver Dante Pettis will be making his return after suffering a knee injury in Week 4.
Nuts and bolts
Location: State Farm Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
Game time: Sunday, October 28th, 1:25 P.M. PT
TV channel: FOX
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Local Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Sports USA national radio: Bob Fitzgerald, Hank Bauer
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Gabriel Sotelo)
Matchup history: 49ers lead series 29-25
Announcers: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale
Enemy blog: Revenge of the Birds
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Minnesota Vikings — 24-16 Loss
Week 2: vs. Detroit Lions, — 30-27 Win
Week 3: @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, September 23 — 38-27 Loss
Week 4: @ Los Angeles Chargers, 1:25 p.m., CBS, Sunday, September 30 — 29-27 Loss
Week 5: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 7 — 28-18 Loss
Week 6: @ Green Bay Packers, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, October 15 — 33-30 Loss
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, October 21 — 39-10 Loss
Week 8: @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 28
Week 9: vs. Oakland Raiders, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network, Thursday, November 1
Week 10: vs. New York Giants, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, November 12
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, November 25
Week 13: @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, December 2
Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 9
Week 15: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 16
Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 23
Week 17: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 30