Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers

ARI
26
SF
36
FINAL
1234T
ARI 973726
SF 01071936

Game Information
Location: Levi's Stadium Santa Clara, California
Attendance: 69,419

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jimmy Garoppolo felt the rush coming, lofted up a pass to Jeff Wilson Jr. and then let the crowd tell him everything else.

After a sometimes trying day that featured a big early deficit, two interceptions deep in Arizona territory and some big plays from Kyler Murray, Garoppolo delivered when it mattered most for the San Francisco 49ers.

Garoppolo threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Wilson with 31 seconds left for his fourth TD pass of the game and the 49ers rallied from 16 points down for a 36-26 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

"I felt the pressure up the middle and I kind of put it out there and wanted him to just make a play on it," Garoppolo said. "I just heard the crowd. I didn't even see him catch it."

The key play for the go-ahead score came one play after the Niners (9-1) narrowly converted on a third-and-3 pass that went to replay review. Instead of being ruled short and facing a fourth-down decision in a three-point game, San Francisco had a new set of downs.

Wilson entered for his first offensive play of the game and beat edge rusher Chandler Jones, who peeled off on a blitz for his first career touchdown catch.

"I knew he was one of the better guys on their defense, but I also knew he was a defensive end," Wilson said. "I knew his hips weren't that good. He can't move side to side, especially when his whole body is turned. It's just a simple one step, cut across his face and get the ball. Whatever happens after happens."

David Johnson fumbled on the next play for the Cardinals (3-7-1), who squandered a 16-0 lead and lost their fourth straight game. San Francisco added a fumble recovery for a touchdown by D.J. Reed on the final play after a botched lateral by Arizona.

This marked the biggest deficit erased by the 49ers in a win since rallying from 20 points down to beat Philadelphia on Oct. 2, 2011. San Francisco also overcame a 17-point deficit in the NFC title game at Atlanta following the 2012 season.

Garoppolo threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions deep in Arizona territory that nearly doomed the 49ers. The first set up a field goal that put Arizona up 19-17 and the second came with San Francisco trailing by three late in the fourth quarter.

The defense responded by forcing a three-and-out on a sack by Arik Armstead. Garoppolo then went 6 of 7 for 58 yards on the winning drive.

"Jimmy's confidence never wavers," fullback Kyle Juszczyk said. "It's been like that all year. Any time he's made a mistake there's no letup on him. Everybody has all the confidence in the world in him and he always just does a good job of showing that confidence when he's in the huddle."

Kyler Murray threw two TD passes and put the Cardinals ahead 26-23 on a 22-yard keeper with 6:30 to play but it wasn't enough to beat the 49ers.

"Honestly, everything we had was there," Murray said. "We shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times. At the end of the day, we had our chance to win the game. We just did not put them away. They're a good team. When you play good teams, you cannot do that."

The Cardinals scored on their first two drives to take a 9-0 lead when Murray found Larry Fitzgerald all alone for a 5-yard score that was his 19th career touchdown against San Francisco.

Arizona added to the lead in the second quarter on a 5-yard TD pass from Murray to Pharoh Cooper before the Niners mostly abandoned an ineffective running game to get back into the contest thanks to a series of underneath passes.

INJURIES

49ers DE Dee Ford left in the first half with a hamstring injury.

FLAG DAY

The Cardinals won a rare challenge of a pass interference call set up an early score. Coach Kliff Kingsbury challenged a no-call on a deep pass to Christian Kirk and had it overturned to pass interference on Richard Sherman. The 41-yard penalty turned a fourth-and-7 into a first-and-goal from the 3.

The Cardinals had to settle for a field goal after an offensive pass interference on Kirk wiped out an apparent TD pass to Charles Clay.

Sherman, who hadn't been penalized since the season opener, was called for two more pass interferences against Kirk in the first half.

UNDRAFTED GEMS

All four 49ers touchdown catches came from undrafted players. Backup tight end Ross Dwelley had two playing for the injured George Kittle, Kendrick Bourne added one in the fourth quarter and Wilson had the game-winner. It was just the 10th time since the merger that a team got four TD catches from undrafted players in a single game.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: Week off before hosting the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 1.

49ers: Host Green Bay on Sunday.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Cardinals 49ers
10:31 Zane Gonzalez 26 yd FG 3 0
04:04 Larry Fitzgerald 5 yd pass from Kyler Murray (missed kick) 9 0

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Cardinals 49ers
09:03 Pharoh Cooper 5 yd pass from Kyler Murray (Zane Gonzalez kick) 16 0
07:52 Ross Dwelley 4 yd pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (Chase McLaughlin kick) 16 7
00:00 Chase McLaughlin 43 yd FG 16 10

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Cardinals 49ers
11:07 Ross Dwelley 5 yd pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (Chase McLaughlin kick) 16 17
02:54 Zane Gonzalez 43 yd FG 19 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Cardinals 49ers
12:14 Kendrick Bourne 2 yd pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (failed 2pt Pass from Jimmy Garoppolo) 19 23
06:30 Kyler Murray 22 yd run (Zane Gonzalez kick) 26 23
00:31 Jeff Wilson Jr. 25 yd pass from Jimmy Garoppolo (Chase McLaughlin kick) 26 30
00:00 D.J. Reed Jr. 5 yd opp fumble return 26 36

Team Stats
  Arizona San Francisco
1st Downs 21 26
Total Yards 266 442
Passing 131 408
Passing Completions/Attempts 24-33 34-45
Yards/Pass 3.5 8.7
Rushing 135 34
Rushing Attempts 25 19
Yards/Rush 5.4 1.8
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles Lost 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Possession 31:23 28:37

Arizona Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Kyler Murray 24 33 150 4.5 2 0

San Francisco Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Jimmy Garoppolo 34 45 424 9.4 4 2

Arizona Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Kenyan Drake 16 67 4.2 0 12
Kyler Murray 8 67 8.4 1 22
Christian Kirk 1 1 1.0 0 1

San Francisco Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Tevin Coleman 12 14 1.2 0 4
Raheem Mostert 6 13 2.2 0 6
Jimmy Garoppolo 1 7 7.0 0 7

Arizona Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Christian Kirk 6 41 6.8 0 11
Larry Fitzgerald 5 37 7.4 1 12
Pharoh Cooper 3 35 11.7 1 23
KeeSean Johnson 2 14 7.0 0 9
Kenyan Drake 6 13 2.2 0 9
Andy Isabella 1 6 6.0 0 6
Darrell Daniels 1 4 4.0 0 4
Charles Clay 0 0 0.0 0

San Francisco Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Deebo Samuel 8 134 16.8 0 26
Kyle Juszczyk 7 63 9.0 0 19
Richie James Jr. 1 57 57.0 0 57
Tevin Coleman 3 48 16.0 0 37
Emmanuel Sanders 3 33 11.0 0 14
Kendrick Bourne 4 31 7.8 1 19
Jeff Wilson Jr. 1 25 25.0 1 25
Ross Dwelley 4 14 3.5 2 5
Raheem Mostert 2 14 7.0 0 8
Marquise Goodwin 1 5 5.0 0 5

Arizona Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Budda Baker 12 1 0 0
Jordan Hicks 8 4 1 9
Byron Murphy 5 0 0 0
Jalen Thompson 5 0 0 0
Patrick Peterson 4 0 0 0
Chandler Jones 3 1 1 7
Terrell Suggs 3 0 0 0
Joe Walker 3 1 0 0
Rodney Gunter 2 1 0 0
Cassius Marsh 2 2 0 0
Michael Dogbe 1 0 0 0
Corey Peters 1 1 0 0
Darrell Daniels 0 0 0 0
Chris Jones 0 0 0 0
Zach Kerr 0 1 0 0
Kevin Peterson 0 0 0 0
Haason Reddick 0 1 0 0
J.R. Sweezy 0 0 0 0
Charles Washington 0 0 0 0

San Francisco Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Fred Warner 9 3 0 0
Dre Greenlaw 8 2 0 0
Jimmie Ward 5 1 1 0
Richard Sherman 3 0 0 0
Jaquiski Tartt 3 0 0 0
K'Waun Williams 3 1 0 0
Dee Ford 2 0 1 5
DeForest Buckner 2 0 1 3
Emmanuel Moseley 2 2 0 0
Jullian Taylor 2 0 0 0
Arik Armstead 1 1 1 11
Nick Bosa 1 2 0 0
Elijah Lee 1 1 0 0
Damontre Moore 1 1 0 0
D.J. Reed Jr. 1 0 0 0
Solomon Thomas 1 0 0 0
Kendrick Bourne 0 0 0 0
Tarvarius Moore 0 0 0 0
Laken Tomlinson 0 0 0 0

Arizona Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Jordan Hicks 1 48 0
Jalen Thompson 1 18 0

San Francisco Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Arizona Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Pharoh Cooper 2 41 20.5 0 22

San Francisco Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Richie James Jr. 3 70 23.3 0 27

Arizona Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
No punt return stats.

San Francisco Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Richie James Jr. 2 8 4.0 0 6

Arizona Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Zane Gonzalez 2 2 100.0 43

San Francisco Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Chase McLaughlin 1 1 100.0 43

Arizona Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Andy Lee 4 202 61

San Francisco Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Mitch Wishnowsky 2 101 51