I must admit that my heart sank a bit when George Kittle went down and they showed Arik Armstead on the sidelines after the Cardinals had marched down the field for an easy touchdown. Things were looking just a tad bleak. It was a short week and the 49ers looked like they were not ready to play and the man that is quickly becoming my all time favorite 49er was on the ground writhing in pain. Could the game have possibly started in a worse way?
It was good to see the 49ers loosen up a bit, get some sacks and come back to score three touchdowns in the first half. Then we kept letting them back in the game. When Moseley unsuccessfully jumped that route and let Andy Isabella behind him for a quick eighty eight yard touchdown, I think I yelled the “F” word three times. Speaking of Moseley, is it just me or did he have a down night? He did not look near as good as he has in previous games.
In the end it was about Jimmy Garoppolo. The man is a third down converting machine. I love his tenacity and grit. His four touchdowns and 300 yards passing came in handy as well. People questioned whether he could step up when we needed him to and I think they received their answer. I personally have never questioned his ability since his second game with the 49ers. Jimmy is the man!
Now onto the sizzling hot links:
Hobbled George Kittle gets 49ers going, Ross Dwelley finishes the job Matt Maiocco
Richard Sherman on 49ers defensive struggles vs. Cardinals: Peter Panacy
49ers George Kittle on bouncing back vs. Cardinals after knee injury: ‘It’s football’ Peter Panacy
Three takeaways from 49ers’ road win over Cardinals Alexis Mansanarez
49ers linebacker Kwon Alexander ruled out with chest injury Curtis Crabtree
Jimmy Garoppolo has a career-best four touchdown passes Charean Williams
George Kittle stiff arms Budda Baker to Narnia Kyle Madson
Dre Greenlaw gets to Kyler Murray for 1st-career sack Kyle Madson
Dee Ford ends Cardinals’ 2nd series with sack Kyle Madson
Dee Ford leads slew of 49ers in sack on Kyler Murray video 49ers.com
Drafting Nick Bosa with No. 2 pick helped 49ers ‘complete the puzzle’ Matt Maiocco
49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo in rare company when it comes to winning Eric Branch
The good and not so good from the 49ers’ eighth-straight win Grant Cohn