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.








Media personality Brad Cesmat first rose to fame in Southern California with the launching of "The Mighty 690" all-sports radio station in the late 1980's and early 90's. Brad came to Arizona in 1993 to begin a 10-year run at KTAR Radio followed by nine years at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. Brad is the Founder/ CEO of His vision of multi platform content marketing through sports began in September of 2011. Cesmat has served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army for the last 18 years. He and his wife Chris have four children.