49ers information: 5 winners and 1 loser from the 49ers 38-10 Monday nighttime win towards the Cardinals - Niners Nation

With their 38-10 blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals, the 49ers have started their season with a four-0 listing towards the NFC West for the primary time due to the fact that 2002. The win also improves the 49ers to six-4, and with them possessing the tiebreaker with the Seahawks, strikes them to the proper of the NFC West.

Arizona's largest lead of the evening changed into just three features, and even then, they held that lead for under 13 and a half minutes in the first quarter. From that element on, it became all 49ers.

These are the 5 winners and one loser on an evening the place the 49ers extended their winning streak to three.

Loser: Kickoff returns

this article collection is titled winners and losers, so let's reach a bit and begin with the lone loser from Monday evening to fulfill this self-imposed quota.

each Robbie Gould and Matt Prater took full talents of Estadio Azteca's 7,200-foot elevation because the two kickers combined for eight touchbacks on the game's eight kickoffs. To make issues even worse, all of the kickoffs went in the course of the again of the endzone, so there wasn't even a glimmer of a return.

On a weekend where Cordarelle Patterson broke the record for most career kickoff touchdowns, 49ers and Cardinals lovers have been robbed of even a single return.

Winner: CB Charvarius Ward

while DeAndre Hopkins's stat line wouldn't imply it, with nine receptions for 91 yards, Ward become possibly one of the crucial premier players on the 49ers' defense. After solely playing on the left facet of the 49ers' defense this season, Ward became tasked with switching aspects as Hopkins has played 232 of his 291 snaps entering Monday on the correct facet of the defense.

Six of Hopkin's 9 receptions have been held to 10 yards or fewer, now not simply because of how tight Ward's insurance changed into but on account of Ward's tackling as neatly. Ward complete with a team-excessive ten tackles on Monday nighttime, with 9 being solo and one leading to a loss. Ward wasn't letting a lot get previous him, with seven of his ten tackles coming within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage.

Winner: QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Garoppolo persevered his ownage of the Cardinals along with his 228-yard, four-touchdown performance on Monday night. It marked Garoppolo's first 4-landing video game considering the fact that the famous forty eight-46 win over the Saints in 2019.

whereas the 4 touchdowns might be what stands out most in the box rating, his zero in the interception column may still stand simply as giant, with Monday marking the primary time he's long past three consecutive games with out an interception for the first time as a 49er. The 49ers are now 6-0 this season in games the place Garoppolo finishes interception free and has had six landing passes over his ultimate three games.

Winner: 49ers' first down protection

The 49ers' defense as a whole changed into phenomenal all over the nighttime, but they exceptionally stood out on first down. Seven of the Cardinals' 26 first down plays resulted in negative yards, with the biggest loss coming on Nick Bosa's sack of Colt McCoy to end the primary half.

Arizona just totaled 70 yards on first downs, averaging 2.sixty nine yards per play on first downs, meaning they played in the back of the sticks on second down most of the online game. Even then, that quantity is inflated as 36 of the 70 yards came when hint McSorely and Arizona's 2d-team offense entered the online game. That means Arizona's starters averaged 1.6 yards of 21 first down performs, with six of the 21 resulting in negative yardage.

Winner: WR Deebo Samuel

Monday evening became the prototypical Deebo Samuel big online game. Samuel entire the game with 57 receiving yards on seven receptions and 37 yards on three rushes, and a landing. Samuel went almost untouched (Budda Baker barely acquired a hand on Samuel right before Samuel crossed the goal line) on an end-round for the 39-yard landing run, the longest run of his career.

The landing felt like it become the play that put the video game away, despite it coming with 10:34 left within the third quarter, inserting the 49ers up 24-10. It changed into also the most complete yards Samuel has had in a video game due to the fact the 49ers were ultimate on Monday nighttime soccer when he torched the Rams for 117 yards right through Week four.

Winner: TE George Kittle

On an evening where he met AEW wrestler Penta El Zero M (creator of Kittle's famed first down occasion) and received a customized 49ers Penta masks, Kittle had the most appropriate game of his season, completing with 4 receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns.

His two touchdowns have been two of the three longest performs for the 49ers' offense, with the first being a 39-yard touchdown within the second quarter to put up 14-3 and the 2d going for 32 yards to prolong the 49ers' lead to 38-10 early in the fourth quarter. Monday night changed into simply the 2nd time Kittle finished with multiple touchdown in a online game, the primary coming final season towards Seattle in Week 13.

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