Morning Meltdown – Arizona Cardinals Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Arizona Cardinals from their win against the San Francisco 49ers to three things we learned from today’s game.

For a second straight week, the San Francisco 49ers seemed to be on their way to a strong win before allowing their opponent to come back in the second half.

"“This week, they led 14-6 at halftime, but offensive miscues and bad penalties allowed the Arizona Cardinals to storm back. When the dust cleared, the 49ers had another tick in the loss column, 23-14.Many will point at mistakes by the 49ers. Discipline issues reared once again one week after San Francisco racked up 16 penalties in a loss to the Chicago Bears. The 49ers had nine for 107 yards this week, with five of them of the 15-yard variety. To say the 49ers buried themselves discounts how well the Cardinals played, however, beginning with a defense that pitched a second-half shutout. The 49ers were bottled up in the running game, gaining 82 yards on the ground, just 23 of which came from running backs Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde. Colin Kaepernick was efficient, but the Cards put the clamps on big plays. They forced long drives, and let San Francisco stop itself.”"

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Cards win 23-14! Quarterback, Drew Stanton, looked tough for the Arizona Cardinals as he would take several big hits by the 49ers defense and throw some very nice deep balls with intense pressure in the face

"“Rookie receiver, John Brown performed like he did in the preseason as he would find the end zone on two occasions finishing the game with 4 receptions for 52 receiving yards.The Cards would open up the long ball in the 2nd half as Stanton would take over the game for the Cardinals and changed the momentum completely to the Cards favor. Larry Fitzgerald did not have a reception until late in the 4th quarter and, on his 3rd reception, would fumble the ball in a critical spot but, luckily, the Cards’ defense would step up and take care of business.The game would start out with the Cardinals having first possession and also were the first on the scoreboard as they would have a nice 7 play 47 yard drive which would end with a 51 yard field goal by Chandler Catanzaro.The 49ers would get the ball back after the Cards’ score and put together an impressive drive of their own going 12 plays for 80 yards. Colin Kaepernick would then put the 49ers on the board with a 2 yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree. For the quarter, Kaepernick would go a perfect 7-7 passing for 61 yards. At the end of the 1st quarter, the score would be 3-7 in favor of the 49ers.”"

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