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Questionable game management from inexperienced coaches may have sunk the 49ers against the Cardinals.

Questionable game management from inexperienced coaches may have sunk the 49ers against the Cardinals.

Kyle Shanahan says he has not considered benching Brian Hoyer

Kyle Shanahan defends Brian Hoyer, explains crucial game-management decisions during Sunday's overtime loss to the Cardinals and provides injury updates on Eric Reid and Reuben Foster.
Niners Nation Oct 2, 2017
Should the 49ers have taken the sack and declined the holding penalty vs. the Cardinals?

Should the 49ers have taken the sack and declined the holding penalty vs. the Cardinals?

It didn’t matter in the end, but there’s always room for debate The San Francisco 49ers lost a tough one on Sunday, giving up a Larry Fitzgerald touchdown reception in the final minute overtime, losing 18-15. As with any last minute loss, there is plenty to pick apart from the final drive. The Cardinals set the game-winning touchdown up thanks to four straight passes of at least 11 yards, totaling 50 yards. They moved down to the 49ers 25-yard line with 1:10 left in overtime. On 1st and 10, Carson Palmer connected with Jaron Brown in the end zone, but the receiver barely missed getting...
Niners Nation Oct 2, 2017
Are toughess losses a sign of improving 49ers, bad NFC West, something else?

Are toughess losses a sign of improving 49ers, bad NFC West, something else?

Time to figure out what this team is about a quarter of the way into the season. The San Francisco 49ers dropped to 0-4 on Sunday, losing an 18-15 overtime heartbreaker to the Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers had a win within their grasp, taking a 15-12 lead with just over two minutes left in overtime. The defense, coming off four quarters of strong play, couldn’t hold up late, and Carson Palmer found Larry Fitzgerald for the game-winner. The 49ers were thumped 23-3 in their season-opener, but have rebounded to lose in close fashion the last three weeks. They lost 12-9 to the Seattle...
Niners Nation Oct 2, 2017
49ers snap count vs. Cardinals: Matt Breida, Victor Bolden see increased workloads due to injury

49ers snap count vs. Cardinals: Matt Breida, Victor Bolden see increased workloads due to injury

The 49ers sent out their rookies for a bit more work. The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up an overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, and we saw some changes to the playing time rotation due to various injuries. You can check out the snap count down below, or read the game book PDF. Running back Matt Breida played a career high 26 snaps and had a career high ten touches on offense. He’s a rookie so career highs are not surprising, but it is notable. Carlos Hyde was listed as questionable with a hip injury. Kyle Shanahan said Hyde was hurting, so it was not surprising that the team...
Bucs Nation Oct 2, 2017
Daily Bucs Links: Enjoying the win

Daily Bucs Links: Enjoying the win

On the Bucs’ win, and more. Derek Carr goes to locker room vs. Broncos with back injury - SBNation.comEJ Manuel replaced Derek Carr in the Week 4 game. NFL overtime rules 2017: What changes were made for this season? - SBNation.comOvertime periods are now five minutes shorter starting this season. 49ers vs. Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald saved Arizona with a late TD in OT - SBNation.comJohn Brown was almost the hero for the Cardinals, but how could it be anyone other than Larry Fitzgerald? NFL scores 2017: Live results, highlights, and more from Week 4 - SBNation.comThe quarter mark of the...

49ers game grades against the Cardinals

Offense No one expected QB Brian Hoyer to morph into an All-Pro, but he’s fallen short of being the competent placeholder the 49ers need. He was the erratic leader of an offense that didn’t score a TD, converted just 5 of 19 third downs and managed 243 yards and 15 first downs in regulation. He also wasn’t helped by crucial drops by WR Aldrick Robinson and TEs George Kittle and Logan Paulsen. Defense Carson Palmer will be sore Monday. And Tuesday. And … The 49ers pounded the Arizona QB for six...

49ers, 15, Cardinals 18: Grades

Grant Cohn grades every position group and the coaches too after the 49ers lose in overtime to the Cardinals.
Niners Nation Oct 1, 2017
Niners Nation DOOM Index: Post-Week 4 loss to Cardinals edition

Niners Nation DOOM Index: Post-Week 4 loss to Cardinals edition

23 penalties for 193 yards, 23 penalties for 193 yards, 23 penalties for 193 yards, 23 AHHHHHHHHHHHHH Make no mistake folks, I derive no pleasure from my doomsaying. It’s a burden thrust upon me by the shrieking, gaping maw of my own inherent doom. The San Francisco 49ers are doomed, and it’s my opinion that they’re far more doomed after their overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals than they were before it. Kyle Shanahan’s team looked completely undisciplined and out of his control over the course of the game. The secondary was laughably bad for much of the game, starter Rashard...
Niners Nation Oct 1, 2017
NaVorro Bowman on Donald Trump, pre-game demonstration: ‘This is our league, our brotherhood.’

NaVorro Bowman on Donald Trump, pre-game demonstration: ‘This is our league, our brotherhood.’

Bowman speaks out for the first time about the anthem protests and his thoughts on 45 telling demanding that players stand The San Francisco 49ers showed a united front during the National Anthem in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals, their first game since the President called for players to stand. 30 members of the team and staff knelt next to each other while their counterparts stood behind them, one hand on their hearts and one hand on the player in front of them. Half of the #49ers team kneeling with Jed York and John Lynch involved. pic.twitter.com/ZKvrIzEuIC— Jennifer Lee Chan...
NFL Trade Rumors Oct 1, 2017

Cardinals Fear OLB Markus Golden Has Torn ACL & MCL

According to Mike Jurecki of ArizonaSports.com, the Cardinals fear OLB Markus Golden suffered a torn ACL or MCL during their Week 4 win over the 49ers. Jurecki adds that Golden is scheduled to undergo an MRI to determine the severity of his injury on Monday. Golden collided with teammate Budda Baker and was grabbing his knee following … The post Cardinals Fear OLB Markus Golden Has Torn ACL & MCL appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
Sacramento Bee Oct 1, 2017

Oh and four: 49ers can’t score a touchdown -- again -- in loss to Cardinals

. Here's how inaccurate 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer was on Sunday: On one of his first-half incompletions, the referee felt obligated to turn his microphone on and inform the crowd …
FOX Sports Oct 1, 2017
49ers come up short again in 18-15 OT loss to Cardinals

49ers come up short again in 18-15 OT loss to Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers finally mustered up a pass rush, doubling their season sack total in one game while putting constant pressure on Arizona quarterback Carson Palmer.
FOX Sports Oct 1, 2017
Palmer's TD toss to Fitzgerald beats 49ers in OT (Oct 01, 2017)

Palmer's TD toss to Fitzgerald beats 49ers in OT (Oct 01, 2017)

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers had made Larry Fitzgerald almost irrelevant on Sunday, until the final play that won the game for the Arizona Cardinals.
Niners Nation Oct 1, 2017
Kurt Warner pokes fun at the 49ers in HOF ceremony

Kurt Warner pokes fun at the 49ers in HOF ceremony

The Cardinals honored their Hall Of Fame quarterback at halftime The Arizona Cardinals honored Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner during halftime of their game with the San Francisco 49ers. After he thanked his family, Warner got the crowd riled up during his speech calling out the 49ers saying it’s appropriate that he was being honored with the 49ers in town. I don't think anyone is more responsible for me being in the Hall of Fame more than the 49ers. Warner spent the bulk of his career in the NFC West, putting up some big numbers against the 49ers. In 14 games, his teams were 10-4,...
FOX Sports Oct 1, 2017
Cardinals survive winless 49ers on Fitzgerald's OT TD catch

Cardinals survive winless 49ers on Fitzgerald's OT TD catch

Phil Dawson kicked four field goals for Arizona, whose two victories both have come in overtime.
Niners Nation Oct 1, 2017
The 49ers should not bench Brian Hoyer yet

The 49ers should not bench Brian Hoyer yet

There are a lot of issues, but I would not make the switch yet. The San Francisco 49ers dropped another tough one in Week 4, losing 18-15 in overtime to the Arizona Cardinals. The defense put up a valiant effort through four quarters before losing it late, but the blame falls on the offense in this one. The 49ers offense had numerous opportunities through all five periods to win this game, and came up short. Quarterback Brian Hoyer finished the game 24 of 49 for 234 yards and one interception. It was a performance that was similar to a lot of what we have seen thus far. He was woefully...

49ers-Cardinals postgame report

Watch live as Grant Cohn breaks down the 49ers' 15-12 overtime loss to the Cardinals.
FOX Sports Oct 1, 2017
WATCH: Larry Fitzgerald's game-winning TD in OT

WATCH: Larry Fitzgerald's game-winning TD in OT

Larry Fitzgerald caught a 19-yard TD from Carson Palmer in overtime to give the Arizona Cardinals a win over the San Francisco 49ers .

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