The San Francisco 49ers improved to 9-1 on the season, marking their best start through 10 games since 2011, where they also started 9-1. The team would go onto lose to the Giants in the NFC conference championship after finishing the season 13-3.
San Francisco sweeps the season series with Arizona for the first time since 2013 and improved to 31-26 overall against the Cardinals. The Niners are now 3-1 this season against the NFC West.
The 16-point comeback victory was the largest regular-season come-from-behind win by the 49ers since 10/2/11 at Philadelphia when they trailed 3-23 in the third quarter.
Jimmy Garoppolo completed 34 of 45 attempts (75.6%) for a career-high 424 yards, a career-high-tying 4 touchdowns, and a QB rating of 115.4.
Trailing 23-26 with 2:12 left in the game, Garoppolo led the offense on an 8-play, 65-yd. TD drive that was capped off by a 25-yd. TD pass from Garoppolo to RB Jeff Wilson Jr. It marked Garoppolo’s 2nd game-winning TD pass this season [vs. Pit. (9/22/19)].
Garoppolo joined Hall of Fame QBs Joe Montana and Steve Young as the only QBs in franchise history to throw for over 400 yards and 4 TDs in a game.
49ers Quarterbacks With At Least 400 Passing Yards & 4 Touchdowns In A Game
Not the worst company to be in.
Not Bad, Rook!
WR Deebo Samuel hauled in 8 receptions for a career-high 134 yds. Along with his eight receptions for 112 yards last Monday night against the Seahawks, Samuel became the first rookie in franchise history to register at least eight catches and 100 receiving yards in consecutive games. The last rookie in the NFL to accomplish the feat was WR Odell Beckham Jr. in four straight weeks from 12/7/14 through 12/28/14. Samuel well on his way to being a big-time player.
Samuel becomes the first member of the 49ers with consecutive 100-yard games since Marquise Goodwin in 2017 [106 yds. at Hou. (12/10/17) & 114 vs. Ten. (12/17/17)].
You Got One Shot
On his only offensive snap of the game, RB Jeff Wilson Jr. registered a game-winning 25-yard touchdown reception to give the 49ers the lead with 0:31 left in the game. It marked his first game-winning touchdown and his first receiving touchdown of his career.
The Swede Army Knife
· TE Ross Dwelley registered four receptions for 14 yards and two touchdowns. Those were the first touchdown receptions of his career. Dwelley becomes the first member of the 49ers with 2-or-more touchdown receptions in a game since Dante Pettis registered two touchdowns at Seattle in December of 2018.
Dwelley is the first 49ers tight end with 2-or-more TD receptions in a game since TE Garrett Celek registered 2 TD receptions vs. Atl. (11/8/15).
Kendrick Bourne has registered a TD in 3 consecutive weeks and is the first member of the 49ers to accomplish that feat since Dante Pettis [1 TD reception at TB (11/25/18); 2 TD receptions at Sea. (12/2/18); 1 TD reception. vs. Den. (12/9/18)].
- The 49ers defense registered 4.0 sacks on the day.
- With 4.0 total sacks on the day, the 49ers defense has registered at least 3.0-or-more sacks in 7-consecutive games [4.0 vs. Cle. (10/7/19), 4.0 at LAR (10/13/19), 3.0 at Was. (10/20/19), 7.0 vs. Car. (10/27/19), 3.0 at Arz. (10/31/19), 5.0 vs. Sea. (11/11/19) & 4.0 vs. Arz. (11/17/19)]. The last time San Francisco registered 3.0-or-more sacks in 7-or-more games since Weeks 7-13 of the 1997 season [4.0 vs. STL (10/12/97), 6.0 at Atl. (10/19/97), 4.0 at NO (10/26/97), 4.0 vs. Dal. (11/2/97), 8.0 at Phi. (11/10/97), 3.0 vs. Car. (11/16/97) & 4.0 vs. SD (11/23/97)].
Arm-Ed And Dangerous
DL Arik Armstead brought down Murray for an 11-yard loss. He now has a career-high 8.0 sacks on the season and 17.0 on his career. Armstead has registered at least 1.0 sack in back-to-back games for the 4th time in his career and 3rd time this season.
The Other Jimmie
DB Jimmie Ward registered six tackles and 1.0 sack on the day, marking his first of the season and 3rd of his career. His last sack came 12/11/16 vs. NYJ (1.0 sack). Ward has played very well this season and is a big reason for the success of the 49er’s pass defense and limiting big plays.
Welcome back, Damontre
With 0:31 left in the game and the 49ers holding on to a 30-26 lead, DL Damontre Moore stripped the ball from Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake, marking his first FF of the season and 3rd of his career. The loose ball was recovered by S Jaquiski Tartt, marking his second forced fumble of the season and his career. With one fumble recovery in his last two games, Tartt is the 1st member of the 49ers to register fumble recoveries in back-to-back games since CB Perrish Cox in 2014 (1 at Arz. [9/21/14],c 1 vs. Phi. [9/28/14]).
Reed All About It
On the final play of the game, DB D.J. Reed stripped the ball from Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, marking his first FF of the season and 2nd of his career. After the ball was batted backward by Cardinals OL J.R. Sweezy, Reed picked up the ball at the four-yard line and returned it for a TD. It marked Reed’s first career fumble recovery and TD.
The total on the game closes at 9.5 at some books. That touchdown likely ruined a lot of Vegas bets.