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Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers tries to break away from a tackle from safety Buddy Baker (#36) and free safety Tre Boston (#33) of the Arizona Cardinals during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Vitorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Four things to watch: San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner For the second time in…

 

Running Back Matt Breida (#22) of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass from Quarterback C.J. Beathard (#3) for a touchdown during the first quarter of the game at Levi's Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco 49ers drop messy game to Arizona Cardinals, lose RB Matt Breida

SANTA CLARA -- The San Francisco 49ers bested the Arizona Cardinals in first…

 

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (11) misses a pass intended for him during a NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on November 5, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers show how miserable trusting the process can look

SANTA CLARA — As far as NFL head coaches go, Kyle Shanahan…

 

CJ Beathard. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Grading the 49ers’ first half

The 49ers are halfway through their season, and their opportunities to log…

CJ Beathard. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The 49ers defense has had one good outing this season. Was it a fluke or do they have some promising talent? The Faithful will get an answer to that question today against a beat up Arizona Cardinals O-line. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

It’s time for the 49ers D to show something

Before the season, Pro Football Focus ranked the 49ers’ defensive front-seven as…

The 49ers defense has had one good outing this season. Was it a fluke or do they have some promising talent? The Faithful will get an answer to that question today against a beat up Arizona Cardinals O-line. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
The San Francisco 49ers defense was easy to run against last week after NaVorro Bowman went down with an injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Chip, 49ers coaches save overmatched defense?

The San Francisco 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals tonight in a prime…

The San Francisco 49ers defense was easy to run against last week after NaVorro Bowman went down with an injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors’ Thompson is gettin’ Iggy with it at right time

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson is so hot, he showers at halftime. So…

Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Former Cal running back CJ Anderson thought he would be spending his winters in Miami. But the Broncos matched the Dolphins' offer sheet, so Anderson will remain in the mountains. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Former Cal RB ‘surprised’ to return to Broncos

The Raiders announced Tuesday they re-signed wide receiver Andre Holmes. The contract…

Former Cal running back CJ Anderson thought he would be spending his winters in Miami. But the Broncos matched the Dolphins' offer sheet, so Anderson will remain in the mountains. (David Zalubowski/AP)
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures while speaking before the NFL Women’s Summit on Thursday in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP)

NFL aims to boost women in leadership, former Oakland exec suggests calling it ‘Al Davis rule’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will implement a "Rooney Rule" requiring that women…

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures while speaking before the NFL Women’s Summit on Thursday in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP)
Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)

As we admire him, Newton injects race

Scared? The only people who should be scared of Cam Newton are…

Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton leaps in the end zone for a touchdown run during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Newton gets Denver ‘D’ after crushing Cards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Superman is headed for the Super Bowl. He’s taking…

Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton leaps in the end zone for a touchdown run during the second half the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Former Heisman trophy winners Carson Palmer and Cam Newton will face off in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. (File AP photo)

Newton, Palmer will decide NFC title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton and Carson Palmer have a few things in…

Former Heisman trophy winners Carson Palmer and Cam Newton will face off in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. (File AP photo)
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates with fans after their divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Panthers won 31-24.  (Bob Leverone/AP)

Cam Newton’s Law: ‘I don’t get nervous’

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In the waning moments of a strange 35-35 game…

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton celebrates with fans after their divisional playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Panthers won 31-24.  (Bob Leverone/AP)
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett catches a touchdown pass against Carolina Panthers free safety Kurt Coleman (20) late in their divisional playoff  game. (Chuck Burton/AP)

Why do the Panthers give up big leads?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Seattle's comeback against the Panthers -- the fourth against…

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett catches a touchdown pass against Carolina Panthers free safety Kurt Coleman (20) late in their divisional playoff  game. (Chuck Burton/AP)
Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald reacts after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lead Arizona over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional playoffs on Saturday. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP)

‘Hail Larry’ overcomes Hail Mary

GLENDALE, Ariz. — It was a night that left us numb, if…

Cardinals wideout Larry Fitzgerald reacts after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime to lead Arizona over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional playoffs on Saturday. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP)
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald scores the game winning touchdown in overtime as Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels defends. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Fitzgerald gives Arizona playoff win over Packers

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald's brief but brilliant overtime heroics trumped another…

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald scores the game winning touchdown in overtime as Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels defends. The Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was criticized for the simplicity of the 49ers' passing game after he threw four interceptions in the team's 47-7 blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals last week. (Rick Scuteri/AP)

Packers could push 49ers to breaking point

The 49ers return home to pick up the pieces after 25- and…

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was criticized for the simplicity of the 49ers' passing game after he threw four interceptions in the team's 47-7 blowout loss to the Arizona Cardinals last week. (Rick Scuteri/AP)
San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) fakes a handoff to Mike Davis, right, during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday,. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kap still has one backer: Tomsula

Coming off two straight blowout losses, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula remained in…

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick (7) fakes a handoff to Mike Davis, right, during the second half against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday,. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half  Sunday.  (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Kaepernick throws 4 picks, Cardinals rout 49ers 47-7

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals dominated another opponent on Sunday, and…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) throws against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half  Sunday.  (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) passes as Oakland Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa, left, applies pressure during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oaklandon Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

No miracle: Raiders’ D comes to play

At one point Sunday, Balls almost expected NBC’s Al Michaels to scream…

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Drew Stanton (5) passes as Oakland Raiders defensive end Benson Mayowa, left, applies pressure during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Oaklandon Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)