Replays seemed to show Brown got a second foot down, but the play stood. For the Cardinals, six players on the current roster spent time with the 49ers.
The Arizona Cardinals' band wagon has emptied faster than a Miss Universe dressing room that Donald Trump just walked into waving his baby hands.
Meanwhile on offense, the backfield could suffer some personnel losses, too, depending on how running back Carlos Hyde (hip) and fullback Kyle Juszczyk (concussion) feel come game time.
It was close. A 17-play field goal drive nearly sapped all of the now-10-minute overtime period before the Cardinals could even get the ball. While the box score left more to be desired from both teams, here are three 49ers takeaways from the game. The Cardinals are not so well-rested after playing on Monday night, the Arizona ground attack has been nearly non-existent after losing David Johnson, and the offensive line remains in shambles.
The 49ers head into this game sitting at 0-3, and bringing up the rear in the NFC West. The team travels to Indianapolis next week before going to Washington for an October 15 game.
Brian Hoyer Quarterback Brian Hoyer was claimed off of waivers by the Cardinals in December of 2012.
But those hits took a toll on Palmer.
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In the second quarter, a pass from Palmer to Andre Ellington was initially ruled a touchdown but was overturned upon review, as Ellington was ruled out of bounds.
Fitzgerald's touchdown was the first and only TD of the entire game. Nothing about "Larry Legend's" four-catch, 32-yard performance will sizzle but when the game was on the line, there was nobody better...again. Fitzgerald has caught 17 touchdown passes against the 49ers in his career. The Arizona receivers didn't help matters dropping a handful of catchable passes, particularly in the first half.
For the game, Hoyer was 24-of-49 for 234 yards with an interception and a passer rating of 54.3.
Both of these teams have struggled to get their opponents offenses off of the field on 3rd down this year. The 49ers are a 6.5-point underdog, according to our friends at Odds Shark.
Through four games Buckner has 22 pressures and, though the box score may not reflect it, he is playing like an elite interior defensive lineman. Prescott made some big time throws, including 2 TDs in the second half, which was enough to seal the Cardinals fate. Thomas was the No. 3 overall selection in the draft. It was also their fourth consecutive win against the division dating back to last season. We're in a hard spot, coming off a loss on a short week with a team that's got 10 or so days' rest. He also recorded a sack. He was selected to his third Pro Bowl during his first season in San Francisco. It's one of those plays that if Palmer hit Gresham, it would've been hailed as genius, improvisational, experience shining through.
Hyde had 16 carries for 68 yards and five receptions for 27 yards. Hoyer returned for the next snap.
Special teams: Robbie Gould has yet to miss a field goal this season and has kicked 28 straight dating back to past year, including five on Sunday. He was sacked once on the drive, the sixth one he absorbed in the game, but the passing game actually looked like the one that had been envisioned in training camp.