Escape! Cardinals Slip Past 49ers

636146639956264596-c96v8894It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but at the end of the day the Cardinals put the W up on the board.

Sundays 23-20 win over San Francisco gave the Cardinals a 4-4-1 record and kept them within striking distance of first place Seattle in the NFC West. Here are a couple of observations.

Numbers Don’t Lie 

4 turnovers by the Cardinals kept the 49ers in the game

9 penalties for the 49ers kept them from winning the game

Cardinal defense allowed just 298 yards of offense, though San Fransisco was able to move the ball more effectively in the second half.

2 critical dropped balls by 49er receivers late in the game helped the Cardinals

636146639920228365-a24w9728a3 made FGs by kicker Chandler Catanzaro

#11 on One Leg

Larry Fitzgerald made diving catches in the first quarter, fourth quarter and everywhere in between to make sure his team won the game. 12 catches for 133 yards and a TD on the day. He also did so with an injured leg.

David Johnson Makes Another Statement


At Minnesota next Sunday morning at 11am AZ time. The Vikings have lost 4 straight after falling Sunday to Washington 26-20.