Takeaways from San Francisco 49ers dominant win over Cardinals

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The San Francisco 49ers made short work of the Arizona Cardinals, with the 38-13 victory securing the No. 2 seed in the NFC  in the process. 

The San Francisco 49ers might have ultimately came up short in their quest to snatch the No. 1 seed in the NFC, but they secured the No. 2 seed and a matchup against the Seattle Seahawks with their 38-13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday.

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The Cardinals kept pace with the 49ers for a time, with only a failed extra point on the Cardinals part being the difference in a narrow 14-13 lead for San Francisco.

The defense dug in after that however, and the Cardinals lost all momentum as the 49ers offense started to make huge gains against Arizona’s defense.

Aided with some takeaways that granted great field position, the 49ers put the game away pretty handily and they ended up resting starters in the last quarter with the win well in hand and nothing else to gain.

With the win locking in the No. 2 seed, the Seahawks defeating the Los Angeles Rams and the Detroit Lions beating the Green Bay Packers, the 49ers found out their opponent with the aforementioned Seahawks the team to come to Santa Clara.

The 49ers already swept the NFC West, but they’ll be weary given they swept the Rams last season but couldn’t get the job done. Should the 49ers defeat the Seahawks a third time, they’ll face either the Minnesota Vikings or the winner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Dallas Cowboys matchup depending on if the Vikings win or not.

Let’s look at some takeaways for the final regular season game.