The San Francisco 49ers pulled off an impressive 36-26 come-from-behind win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11, and Niner Noise explores both the winners and losers from the bout.
Despite a number of mistakes, including two interceptions thrown by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the Niners managed to overcome an early 16-0 deficit to secure their ninth win of the season, staying atop the idle Seattle Seahawks and retaining hold of the notably tough NFC West for at least another week.
That said, this NFC West clash was much closer than the final score indicated.
San Francisco was far from perfect in the game. Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray was again dynamic, using both his arm and legs to expose weaknesses in the 49ers defense. The Niners running game was mostly stuffed by Arizona’s defense, too, forcing Garoppolo to be a playmaker through the air.
Fortunately, Garoppolo was just that. And while his cast of receiving targets wasn’t perfect either, this group certainly aided the quarterback much more effectively than it did the previous week when the Niners fell to the Seahawks in overtime.
There are certainly winners and losers from this contest, and Niner Noise breaks down the biggest ones from both sides of the spectrum in the wake of the team’s win on Sunday.