Running back Carlos Hyde played through hip pain Sunday, and now the question is how will he feel after the 49ers' 18-15 loss to the Cardinals. Fitzgerald has caught pass in 198 consecutive games. The scoring drive covered 75 yards on seven plays. "We got into a manageable third-and-goal and we didn't get it on third down". They will need guys like D.J. Humphries and Robert Nkemdiche back. Brian Hoyer threw for 332 yards and two TDs in his most effective game since joining San Francisco this offseason, teaming with Pierre Garcon for 142 of those yards.
"This is the third straight game where we could have walked away with a win", Hyde added. "If I thought we were lacking effort in anything, it would be different. Every guy fought. There was good; there was some bad". They wanted that win as much as anyone.
Fitzgerald's touchdown was the first and only TD of the entire game. He was good from 49, 39, 47, 48 and 23 yards against Arizona.
Phil Dawson, meanwhile, was 4-for-4 against his former team, hitting from 29, 43, 50 and 32 yards.
"Yeah, that was the way it was going. They played well and they stopped us".
"We ain't deaf! We heard the Booing before the game".
San Francisco took advantage of Arizona's injury-depleted line, sacking Palmer six times while spending most of the afternoon in his face. Dumervil got sacks Nos. They finished with 13 penalties for 113 yards, including one that wiped out a touchdown pass. It was his touchdown pass to Fitzgerald, though, that everyone was talking about. Coach Bruce Arians said he didn't know how serious it was.
"I don't care what the president said". San Francisco will be able to move the ball themselves, as Arizona's talent-filled defense is giving up an average of 25.3ppg through three weeks.
Of course, you can get more reaction Monday, starting at 6 a.m. with Doug & Wolf and continuing with The Blitz with Bertrand Berry & Mike Jurecki and Bickley & Marotta - who will both broadcast from the Cardinals practice facility in Tempe. "And we stood for the anthem because we respect the flag and respect the veterans and everything that got misconstrued with us taking a knee last week". Since brain injuries are so unpredictable, it's unknown whether either player will be ready for Sunday's game. That is what it is. Palmer then passed to Ellington for 8 yards to set up his game-winning throw to Fitzgerald. Their pressure also led to an interception by Palmer in the end zone on Arizona's opening drive. The Cardinals promptly marched down the field. Hyde ran for 68 yards on 16 carries. Palmer is as tough as nails and despite a frightful red-zone pick in the first half, played well again, throwing for 357 yards on the day. But once again, all they could get was a field goal - this time a 43-yarder from Dawson.
For 60 minutes, the game had been a battle between the two kickers.
San Francisco lost 12-9 to Seattle in Week 2 and had their share of chances to topple the Rams. In the first two games, the 49ers defense played well. San Francisco lost wide receiver Marquise Goodwin with an apparent concussion and defensive back Adrian Colbert with a hamstring injury.
On Sunday, only one Giants player - defensive end Olivier Vernon - knelt for the anthem, while two others raised fists. Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby appeared in his 200th National Football League game. He was better on Sunday for the most part, but he wasn't flawless by any means.