NFL

The San Francisco 49ers Topped the Arizona Cardinals in a Gritty Victory of 20-12

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 in State Farm Stadium in Arizona was a day of celebration for the San Francisco 49ers fans, as their team topped the Arizona Cardinals in a 20-12 victory. The 49ers rode a rushing game that produced 227 yards and zero rushing touchdowns, to go along with a C.J. Beathard performance of 182 yards, three touchdowns.

Beathard finished the game completing 13 of 22 passes, to lead the way for the 49ers. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 125.40, coming from a performance that included 182 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions for the game.

Jeff Wilson Jr. and Jerick McKinnon led the rushing game for the 49ers. Wilson Jr. rushed for 183 yards from carrying the football 22 times. Wilson Jr. was helped by McKinnon who carried the football one time for a total of four yards. In the passing game, Beathard was most successful throwing the ball to Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne. Aiyuk caught one pass for a total of 15 yards, while Bourne contributed with 16 yards from one pass.

With two forced fumbles, two tackles for loss and three sacks , the 49ers got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.

In a losing effort for the Cardinals, Kyler Murray attempted 22 passes and completed 31 of them. This performance resulted in 247 yards, one interception, no touchdowns and a passer rating of 66.00 for the game.

The rushing game for the Cardinals was led by Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds. For the game, Drake rushed for 45 yards from carrying the football 18 times. Meanwhile Edmonds carried the ball 0 times for a total of zero yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Cardinals included KeeSean Johnson and Christian Kirk. Johnson caught two passes for a total of 50 yards, while Kirk contributed with 76 yards from seven passes.

In a losing effort, the Cardinals defense contributed with three sacks , one forced fumble, three tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.

After the win, the 49ers now have a 6-9 record, compared to the Cardinals who now have a 8-7 record.