No. 2: Defensive Back Emmanuel Moseley
Cornerback Emmanuel Moseley had been playing lights out, to a point where the 49ers could have considered keeping him the starter over Ahkello Witherspoon when Witherspoon could return from a sprained foot suffered earlier this season.
Although that question could still be asked, Moseley’s performance against the Cardinals did not meet that same level.
Moseley had his worst game as a 49ers player, a good sign to his overall ability, but not for this game. He gave up quite a few catches, none bigger than this touchdown to rookie wide receiver Andy Isabella:
It was more than just the one play, though. Moseley got challenged more and more as the entire defense seemed to falter. In a game of secondary struggles, his stood out the most.
Moseley also has a bright future in the NFL, and his play with Witherspoon out has been critical for the Niners to stay undefeated, but this game got away from him.