San Francisco 49ers Lead Arizona Cardinals 7-3 After One


Sep 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) warms up before facing the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals started the game off fairly nicely.  They only came away with a 51-yard field goal by rookie Chandler Catanzaro but the Cards had their chances to keep moving the ball.

Quarterback Drew Stanton, starting for Carson Palmer, threw a nice 36-yard pass to receiver Michael Floyd.  Later on the drive running back Andre Ellington was unable to haul in a five-yard pass that would have continued the first drive for the Cards.

The Niners on their first drive went right down the field and scored a touchdown.  They had the Niners on the ropes on a couple of third downs but on a third and one on the first drive, quarterback Colin Kaepernick found tight end Derek Carrier in the middle of the field all by himself for 23 yards and a first down.  Then several plays later he found receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone for the score.

The Cards got the ball again and converted a fourth and one on their own end of the field.  The currently still have the ball and are driving.  It will be important to get points out of this.