In the Monday Night Football game in Mexico City, the San Francisco 49ers clearly won against the Arizona Cardinals. Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle and Co. had a clear 38:10 victory against the internal NFC West rival.
Munich – In the Monday Night Football Game in Mexico City, the San Francisco clearly won against the Arizona Cardinals. Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle and Co. had a clear 38:10 victory against their internal NFC West rivals.
In the first quarter, things were still quiet. Only Cardinals kicker Matt Prater put three points on the scoreboard with a 40-yard field goal. A crowd of nearly 80,000 at Azteca Stadium in Mexico cheered on the 49ers in large part despite it being an official home game for Arizona.
49ers get going
In the second quarter, “Jimmy G” and his 49ers got going. First the quarterback threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to receiver Brandon Aiyuk. About five minutes later, he threw a 39-yard pass to his tight end Kittle, who also found his way into the end zone.
Then it was the Cardinals’ turn again – also in Mexico without their starting quarterback Kyler Murray. Running back James Conner ran a 2-yard rush into the end zone – Arizona cut it to 10:14.
McCoy pale in second half
Just before the break, the 49ers got a field goal from Robbie Gould to make it 17-10, but it remained a one-score game for the Cardinals.
However, the 49ers defence kept it tight in the second half and the Cardinals around backup playmaker Colt McCoy couldn’t find a way through. McCoy was hit hard several times and sacked a total of three times – the backup also threw an interception.
Jimmy G with four touchdowns
So for now, only the 49ers scored in the person of wide receiver Deebo Samuel. The star receiver ran for 39 yards for a touchdown. Aiyuk then scored his second touchdown in the third quarter after a 13-yard pass.
In the fourth quarter, Kittle was allowed to run again and scored the last touchdown of the game after a 32-yard pass from Garoppolo. Garoppolo had an astonishing 228 passing yards and four touchdowns in the entire game.
With the win in Mexico, the 49ers have moved into first place in the NFC West and are now ahead of the Seattle Seahawks (also 6-4) with a record of 6-4. The Cardinals are in third place (4-7) ahead of the reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams (3-7).