"For more than a year, members of our team have protested the oppression and social injustices still present in our society", the 49ers said in a statement. And when they weren't beating him up, one his receivers would drop a pass or run the wrong route or fall down.
RUNNING BACKS: C-plus.
The Cardinals won the coin flip, chose to receive and marched the ball to the 49ers' 4-yard line only to see Palmer force a throw into the end zone while under duress.
The road doesn't get any easier for the 49ers. It is particularly bothersome because Goodwin was twice diagnosed with concussions last season while with the Buffalo Bills.
The 49ers finally woke up on offense against the Rams, but blew it on defense after holding Seattle to just 12 points the week before. The highlights will lead with the ageless Larry Fitzgerald leaping to high-point a game-winning 19-yard touchdown pass, or Palmer dealing his way down the field. Whichever team ends with better conversion percentage in this game, could easily find themselves as the victor.
The 49ers fell to 0-4 with a stunning overtime loss to the Cardinals that included five field goals. In addition, three other defensive players are questionable for Sunday. When Palmer has been given time to throw he has looked sharp, however, the Cardinals haven't been able to give Palmer much time. As for Arizona, they've looked utterly lost following the David Johnson injury, and in the wake of that catastrophe they're averaging 2.8 rush yards as a team-that's 64 attempts for 177 yards and one TD. Arizona won both matchups last season, 33-21 and 23-20. Seeing that "miscommunication" and noticing the coverage on Fitzgerald was not the same as most of the game, Fitz was the target. "They'd kick one and we'd kick one". He has a 90.9 passer rating in his past eight games against NFC squads, throwing for 10 touchdowns and four interceptions during that time. The Cardinals could have easily had two more touchdowns Sunday if not for a pair of controversial decisions that went against them.
Dawson's made field goals came from 29, 43, 50 and 32 yards. On that final play, Saleh called his basic Cover 3 defense. Luckily for the Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald was the hero a few plays later in an 18-15 win. Coach Bruce Arians said he didn't know how serious it was. They consistently switched coverages against him, which mostly had the desired effect.
I also don't understand why Kyle Shanahan accepted that holding penalty during overtime after Buckner sacked Palmer.
Hyde fumbled on the first snap of overtime, but left tackle Joe Staley recovered the ball on Hyde's 9-yard run. As players, coaches, ownership and staff, we are privileged to work in an environment that is a tremendous example of how people can come together for a common goal.
"We didn't want to walk out of here with a tie", he said. Veteran guard Alex Boone, who sustained a slight pectoral strain in Arizona's loss to the Dallas Cowboys on September 25, is expected to return and play through the injury without having surgery.
An Antoine Bethea interception of a Hoyer pass and subsequent 16-yard return enabled the Cardinals to get into scoring position yet again just before the end of the half.
I also don't understand why Shanahan's offense failed to score a touchdown for the third time in four games.