Price per head agents saw that on Sunday night, the 49ers were able to outgain the Bears 197-93 in total yards in the game’s first half, and team seemed to be well on their way to a big win. But they were hurt after they got 16 penalties and turnovers, as they ended up losing a 118-yard total when they were defeated 28-20.
Regarding the 49ers’ offense, QB Colin Kaepernick played in a fourth quarter that proved to be terrible. Interceptions were thrown by the player on successive drives and he was sacked on 3 occasions for a 15-yard loss. Besides the fourth quarter, the 49ers and their star QB had a very solid game. A punt was blocked by DE Aaron Lynch, and 4 scoring drives were led by Kaepernick.
Lack of concentration and fatigue were probably factors that saw San Francisco lose the game. The team also took ma very big lead when they took on the Dallas Cowboys in their season’s opening game before the second half, where they were unable to score. The team won that game.
Nevertheless, San Francisco’s passing game should be able to have an early lead when the team takes on the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals’ defense was seriously struggling against the New York Giants’ passing attack, allowing QB Eli Manning 277 yards with two touchdowns included. And even though Kaepernick is made pretty big mistakes when he took on Chicago, the player can destroy defenses, just like did in December 2013 when he faced Arizona’s defense.
San Francisco proved to be very tough challengers while playing away. Since September 2013, the 49ers are 8-2-1 ATS in away games.
When it comes to the Cardinals, local bookies saw that on Sunday they were able to beat t the Giants as the team recovered from a deficit of 14-10 moving into the fourth quarter, winning the game 25-14. Arizona are now returning to the University of Phoenix Stadium where they’ll host San Francisco. Arizona are 4-1 in the team’s last five games played at home.
Things seemed to be alright for Arizona when they had to be. WR Ted Ginn Jr. was able to run for a 71-yard punt return for a TD. Eli Manning was picked off by both Larry Foote and Sam Acho, linebackers for the Cardinals. In the meantime, kicker Chandler Catanzarlo ended up scoring 13 points on four attempts at a field goal and an additional conversion.
All of these things were done without the services of starting QB Carson Palmer, who in Week 2 was inactive at the last minute due to shoulder problems. Drew Stanton was then the backup who led the team at the QB position, who is also set to start against San Francisco. Stanton was able to go 14-for-29 for 167 yards as well as three scoring drives made.
As Stanton is at the top of the Cardinals’ offense, the team are likely to use their running game much more – something appeared to work well against New York. On 6.1 yards per carry, a hurt Andre Ellington was able to rush for 91 yards.
Early on in the game, Arizona will need to establish their pass rush so they can add pressure to Kaepernick. Against Chicago, San Francisco’s QB was pressured into making very quick releases, leading to Kaepernick making mistakes in the game – something that could shorten San Francisco’s drives, and Arizona could get some very important turnovers.
In the meantime, if Arizona’s secondary manage to cover San Francisco’s receivers, the Cardinals could end up shutting down the passing attack of the 49ers.
Arizona are currently in a very difficult place to make record three consecutive wins so far this season, but their fans are very confident that they’ll be able to accomplish this feat.