Cardinals 29, 49ers 24
Holy cow, 20 penalties during this game….unbelievable. This might be expected if the Broncos were playing the Raiders, but the Cards??
What a game, though, eh?!? Most MNF games lately have been quite boring, but this was a definite nail biter!
First of all, I want to shout out a big THANKS to Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald (another TD), Steve Breaston (121 yds!!), Neil Rackers (11 points!), and the Cardinals DST for giving me the win in 2 fantasy leagues this week! I did start Tim Hightower as well, assuming he would have a great night, but he only managed 50 yds.
Not to downplay Anquan Boldin, however, who, as always, was phenomenal, but I couldn’t draft him in any of my leagues this year. Q continues to lead the league in TDs and TDs in the red zone…even with missing 2 games after his injuries earlier this season. He had 2 more tonight…his 3rd multi TD game this season.
The Cardinals now have a 4 game lead in the division, and are a veritable lock for clinching the NFC West. Kurt Warner is also on pace for possible MVP status, adding to his impressive numbers (32/42, 328 yds, and 3 TDs.) In fact, Warner has thrown for 300+ yds/game for 45% of his career games….impressive. The crowd was chanting “MVP MVP MVP” throughout the game as well.
The defense was outstanding themselves, despite giving up quite a few yards and scores; however, 2 INTs (Dansby, Wilson) and a tremendous goal-line stance at the end of the game to preserve the win. Actually, there were 2 more INTs which were negated by penalties. Definitely too many penalties.
So, is anyone else thoroughly annoyed by Mike Singletary? I swear, he has a problem every play and the camera has to cut to him complaining to a referee or yelling at a player, or, even funnier, yelling at Mike Martz (who, I’m thinking might end up getting himself fired for disagreeing with Singletary.) It was annoying, nonetheless.
Anyhow, the Cards go to Seattle (2-7) next week where Matt Hasselbeck will return following his back injury. Arizona is not the greatest on the road, so let’s hope this win stimulated them a bit more for the road.