Red Sea Review At 49ers 2017

Posted Nov 5, 2017

Review all the key stats and stories from the Cardinals' Week 9 game in San Francisco

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    A strong performance from Adrian Peterson and the defense led the Cardinals to their second win over the 49ers this season. With San Francisco's newly acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo on the sideline, the Cardinals hurried starter C.J. Beathard all day and sacked him five times. On the other side of the ball, Peterson took over Arizona's offense, running for over 150 yards to help take some pressure off quarterback Drew Stanton in his first start of 2017.

Key Stats

Arizona San Francisco
368 Total Yards 329
167 Rushing Yards 63
0-0 Sacks-Yards Lost 5-28
36:22 Possession 23:38

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Three Points


    Feeding Adrian Peterson was a priority and the Cardinals did that for the most part, with the running back finishing with 159 yards on a career-high 37 carries. It was Peterson's second 100-yard game with Arizona as he also hit the mark for 12,000 career rushing yards.


    The Cardinals' defense pressured 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard regularly, finishing with five sacks. Defensive linemen Corey Peters, Rodney Gunter, and linebacker Chandler Jones each had one, while defensive lineman Olsen Pierre and linebacker Haason Reddick combined for the other.


    The Cardinals recovered their first fumble of 2017 when cornerback Patrick Peterson picked up a loose ball and returned it to the San Francisco 6, leading to the team's first touchdown. Safety Tyrann Mathieu stripped the ball from 49ers fullback Kyle Juszczyk.

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     Player of the Game

   QB Drew Stanton

      Taking over for the injured Carson Palmer, Drew Stanton was effective in his first start as the Cardinals' quarterback in 2017. From his first throw, a 52-yarder to John Brown down the sideline, Stanton got the ball out quickly and dropped it to eight different players. He finished with 201 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Locker Room Speech

For us to be able to come in here and get that kind of ground game going, it just opens up the play-action pass and allows us to do stuff.

- Drew Stanton

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