Arizona Cardinals: The good, bad, and ugly
The rushing defense. They allowed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to get free several times. He ran the ball 11 times for 70 yards. He had a long of 24 yards.
The Cardinals had issues against the Los Angeles Rams Case Keenum and Buffalo Bills Tyrod Taylor as well. It is something they will need to work on. The Cardinals gave up 78 yards to 49ers running back Carlos Hyde as well.
The first quarter. The Cardinals went scoreless in the first quarter for the fifth-straight game to start the season. It only matters in the end but the slow starts once again become a concern.
Maybe the momentum can carry into the New York Jets game on Monday Night Football in 10 days? They need to start taking pressure though off the defense and special teams by grabbing early leads.
While grabbing early leads doesn’t always translate into wins, it sets the game flow. After the slow start Thursday night, the 49ers were able to grab the 7-0 lead with 4:12 remaining in the first half.