49ers-Cardinals final score
The 49ers lost by a final score of 28-18. It was a day full of bad news for San Francisco. Matt Breida suffered an ankle injury that cost him the second half of the game and his status is TBD for Week 6. C.J. Beathard was stripped twice of the ball, including one by Chandler Jones that put the Cardinals up 21-12 and effectively sealed the game. The pass catchers struggled with drops, and the offense struggled in spite of dominating time of possession and total yards gained. The 49ers drop to 1-4 with the loss, while the Cardinals improve to 1-4.
Matt Breida ruled out with ankle injury
The 49ers running back left the game in the second quarter after Budda Baker landed on his ankle during a tackle attempt. The trainers taped up Breida’s ankles, but he eventually walked to the locker room. He will not be returning, per FOX sideline reporter Jennifer Hale.
Halftime score update
Arizona took a 14-6 lead on a touchdown scored after a 49ers turnover. Raheem Mostert had the ball stripped inside Arizona territory with 13:27 remaining in the second quarter. Patrick Peterson picked the ball up and ran it to the 49ers 18 yard line. 4 plays later, David Johnson ran in from the two for the score.
1st quarter injury update
Pierre Garçon left the field after a couple drives and was taken to the locker room without his jersey or pads on. It is reported as a shoulder injury, and he is questionable to return. After that, Matt Breida suffered an injury when Cardinals safety Budda Baker landed on his lower leg during a tackle attempt. He limped off the field with his arms around the shoulders of a trainer and Kyle Juszczyk. He was spotted getting his ankle wrapped with more tape and is listed as questionable to return.
49ers, Cardinals exchange touchdowns to open the game
Maybe we’ve got a shootout planned for Week 5 at Levi’s Stadium. The 49ers got on the board first with an impressive opening drive. C.J. Beathard completed all five of his passes for 59 yards, including a five-yard shovel pass to Matt Breida for a game-opening touchdown. Robbie Gould did not get the point after attempt off for a reason that seemed unclear.
On the ensuing Cardinals drive, everything that went well for the 49ers offense went poorly for the 49ers defense. On the first play, they got no pressure on Josh Rosen, who found a wide open Christian Kirk for a 75-yard touchdown. Phil Dawson converted the extra point and Arizona leads 7-6 midway through the first quarter.
The 49ers have cornerback Richard Sherman back in action, but no wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. They will be without Jimmie Ward due to a hamstring injury, which means Ahkello Witherspoon or Greg Mabin will get the start opposite Sherman — expect some rotation between Witherspoon and Mabin. Defensive end Ryan Delaire is active after being promoted from the practice squad on Saturday. He is active over defensive tackle D.J. Jones as the 49ers look to boost the pass rush.
49ers inactives: WR Marquise Goodwin, WR Dante Pettis, CB Jimmie Ward, OG Joshua Garnett, DT Jullian Taylor, OT Shon Coleman, DT D.J. Jones
Cardinals inactives: QB Sam Bradford, RB T.J. Logan, DE Markus Golden, OL Jeremy Vujnovich, OL Korey Cunningham, OL Blaine Clausell, DT Robert Nkemdiche
49ers roll with a great end zone look
The 49ers have a fantastic look in their end zone, going with an old school helmet look. They should roll with this more often, although a red background would be a great addition.
Inactives will arrive at 11:55 a.m. PT, but in the meantime, we have pre-game injury updates. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is expected to be inactive with quadricep and hamstring issues. The team activated Victor Bolden from the suspended list on Saturday, which foreshadowed a potential inactive Goodwin. Cornerback Richard Sherman is expected to be active after missing last week’s game with a calf injury. He would start, although we don’t know who of Ahkello Witherspoon, Jimmie Ward, or Greg Mabin would start opposite Sherman.
The San Francisco 49ers are getting ready for their first divisional matchup of the year, taking on the Arizona Cardinals. This may be a bad Cardinals squad, but one that may have a step up in defense than the banged up Chargers group they recently faced. The Cardinals are looking for their first win of the season as well. 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 in the booth, while Jennifer Hale is on the sidelines.
C.J. Beathard made his first start of 2018 as a surprise to everyone. He completed 62.2 percent of his passes and also was laying the ball in key positions on his receivers could get. The problem was, the receivers were not catching the ball. One such pass bounced off the hands of Garrett Celek and turned into an interception. Others were just a matter of timing things wrong from his pass catchers. Beathard also had to deal with numerous offensive line injuries as the game went on, almost getting knocked out himself on a play late in the game. The Cardinals may be a step down from the Chargers, but their defense is still no joke and the fact it’s a divisional game means it’s going to be a rough day for both teams.
For Week 5, the Cardinals have been fighting their own injury issues. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) is questionable (and has been held to under 200 yards for the season). DT Robert Nkemdiche is also questionable with a foot issue.
For the 49ers, wide receiver Dante Pettis (knee) is out this week. Cornerback Jimmie Ward has been listed as questionable after tweaking his hamstring Thursday. Wide Receiver Marquese Goodwin (hamstring, quad) is a game time decision. Joe Staley (knee) was quoted by Kyle Shanahan as coming to the facility early to get ready so he should be good to go Sunday.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara California
Game time: Sunday, October 7th, 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 29-24-
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
Week 6: @ Green Bay Packers, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, October 15
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, October 21
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