The Arizona Cardinals Outlasted the San Francisco 49ers in a Thrilling Victory of 24-20

Riding a 404 yards total offensive output, the Arizona Cardinals outlasted the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling victory of 24-20, Sunday, Sep. 13, 2020 in Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco. Contributing to this victory, Chris Streveler threw the football for no yards, and zero touchdowns. The Cardinals also had a rushing game that produced 180 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Streveler contributed to this win by completing 0 of 0 passes, finishing the game with no yards, zero interceptions, zero touchdowns and a QB rating of 39.60.

The ground game for the Cardinals saw Kenyan Drake carrying the football 16 times, and Chase Edmonds helping with rushing the ball six times. The two rushers produced 60 yards and 26 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Cardinals had Streveler throwing the football to Larry Fitzgerald and DeAndre Hopkins as his most productive targets. Fitzgerald caught four passes for a net gain of 34 yards. The secondary target (Hopkins) caught 14 passes for a net contribution of 151 yards.

Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of three sacks , no forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the Cardinals.

For the 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo ended the day having completed 19 of 33 passes, leading to 259 yards, zero interceptions and two touchdowns. His performance resulted in a QB rating of 103.00.

The 49ers’ rushing game was led by Raheem Mostert and Jerick McKinnon. For the game, Mostert carried the ball 15 times, rushed for 56 yards, and zero touchdowns. McKinnon supplemented and carried the ball a total of three times for a total of 24 yards. Meanwhile Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the 49ers. Bourne caught two passes from Garoppolo for a total of 34 yards, while Taylor contributed with seven yards from two passes.

Although their team lost the game, the 49ers defense ended the game with two sacks, and one tackle for loss, to go along with one forced fumble.

After this game, the Cardinals improved to a record of 1-0, while the 49ers dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Cardinals now have a 1-0 record, compared to the 49ers who now have 0-1 record.