49ers vs. Cardinals: 5 chilling stats that say everything about Week 9 loss
By Peter Panacy
No. 3: 49ers surrender more than 430 yards to Cardinals
DeMeco Ryans is going to take a lot of heat for his defense’s performance against the Cardinals, and rightfully so.
Yet the turnovers from San Francisco’s offense didn’t help matters either, which shows just how intertwined all these troubling stats are in one way or another.
Still, that doesn’t change the fact the 49ers allowing 437 all-purpose yards to a banged-up Arizona offense missing many of its top weapons is notably chilling. Especially when the Cardinals also missed their best running back, Chase Edmonds, to an injury early in the game.
With Colt McCoy under center, the Niners had to figure James Conner was going to be a factor. But missed tackles, poor defensive assignments and other miscues ultimately led to San Francisco getting gashed again and again and again drive after drive.
Oh, and another chilling stat is the fact Arizona had nearly three quarters between its first punt on its opening possession and its second.
These stats hurt, too:
- Colt McCoy: 22-of-26 for 249 yards
- James Conner: 173 all-purpose yards, three touchdowns
The 49ers let second-stringers beat them. Inexcusable.