The 49ers may not make it to the playoffs, but tonight they sure played like a playoff team. The 49ers beat the Cardinals for the second time this season, behind the legs of Frank Gore and a stellar defense that forced seven turnovers. The 49ers defense came to play tonight, they shut down Kurt Warner forcing him to throw two interceptions and throw for under 200 yards. Not only that but the duo of Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald combined for 7 for 54 yards.
Frank Gore ran his ass of tonight. Finished the day with 167 yards and one touchdown. Smith didn’t have a stellar game, he threw two interceptions but also hooked up with Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis for two touchdowns.
The one area tonight that still needs help is the punt return duties. I can’t wait until the 49ers find someone who is a stud at that position. And the refs sucked again tonight.
All in all the 49ers have a very slim chance of making the playoffs, they need the Cards to fold from here on out. But that is unlikely. Let’s run the table and finish at 9-7.