Week Four San Francisco 49ers Takeaways


The Niners fall to 0-4. "We want those to be five-yard gains".

Survive and Advance... You'll be hard-pressed to find a less aesthetically pleasing win than what took place inside UOP Stadium and the Cards could care less. Los Angeles outscored the Cowboys 19-6 in the second half. There will be plenty for head coach Bruce Arians and his staff to work on this week. I don't expect those guys to be flawless.

Seizing the moment, Trump tweeted that locking arms is good, while kneeling is bad. While the 49ers offense looked like they had figured a few things out, their defense struggled mightily against a young Rams offense, giving up 418 total yards and 41 points.

The controversy boiled for days and seemed to overshadow other issues facing the Trump presidency, including the failure of congressional Republicans to repeal and replace the nation's health care law, the primary loss in Alabama of Trump's favoured candidate, a turbulent hurricane season and the back-and-forth between the U.S. and North Korea over missiles and nuclear weapons. "Smokey" caught three passes for 47 yards. So on one hand, the 49ers wouldn't have been in position to win if not for the defense, but it was the defense that ultimately cost San Francisco its first win of the 2017 season. He broke loose behind the 49ers' secondary and forced a 33-yard pass interference penalty early in the third quarter which led to a game-tying field goal.

- Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 2, 2017LARRY FITZGERALD FOR THE WIN!

Finally Finding Fitz...Larry Fitzgerald is no stranger to the ebbs and flows of the NFL. Arizona drove down the field to open the game, but Ray-Ray Armstrong intercepted Carson Palmer in the end zone to keep the Cardinals from scoring.

It was just one game, yet the ramifications were enormous. It was the only touchdown of the game and it came in the closing seconds of overtime.

Mark Dodson, an engineer, said, however, the protests were "absolutely a global initiative" and "a sign of solidarity between different races, different backgrounds, different everything basically, which is great to see". "He just kind of got a free release and was one-on-one up the seam".

Running back Chris Johnson #23 of the Arizona Cardinals runs the ball past free safety Jaquiski Tartt #29 of the San Francisco 49ers. |Source Christian Petersen  Getty Images North America
Week Four San Francisco 49ers Takeaways

The Cardinals will reportedly get a boost on the offensive side of the ball with the return of wide receiver John Brown, who has missed the past two games with a quad injury.

Cardinals, Oh-Line... Saturday it was announced Pro Bowl guard Mike Iupati was placed on injured reserve.

San Francisco suffered yet another loss, falling just short in a gutsy comeback attempt against the LA Rams on Thursday night.

Also, the question still hovers over left tackle D.J. Humphries (knee) to be back for Sunday's game. They had multiple drops on catchable passes and coughed up a turnover. The Cowboys also have defensive ace DeMarcus Lawrence who terrorized Carson Palmer in Week 3, recording three sacks and six quarterback hits. Hard to imagine Palmer surviving the season if said trend continues.

- Markus Golden hurt his right knee in overtime; he limped off the field and to the locker room.

Fantasy fallout: Running back Carlos Hyde was questionable for Sunday because of an oblique injury but he was able to start and finish the game.

The positive, after a awful Week 3 for Robert Saleh's group, was the defense, which delivered its third extremely impressive showing in four games thanks in most part to the strength of its front.

- Palmer earned his 37th victory as Cardinals quarterback, the third-most in franchise history.

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