However, Hayne says he should’ve been the one to cross the line and is frustrated at missing out on his first touchdown. He began the game by throwing interceptions on back to back series’ that the Cardinals took back for touchdowns.
On the flip side, the 49ers approached this game intent on solving their widespread issues.
September 27, 2015; Glendale, AZ, US ; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel (28) returns an interception 21 yards for a touchdown during the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at University of Phoenix Stadium.
It’s hard to imagine the Cardinals defense playing any better than it did Sunday.
The 49ers managed to avoid turning the ball over on their third possession but failed to move the ball out of their side of the field and were forced to punt.
Carson Palmer is not the most famous quarterback in the National Football League, but he has the longest active winning streak after the Arizona Cardinals belted San Francisco on Sunday. His one catch out of the backfield was an example of patience, burst, and change of direction when he broke NaVorro Bowman’s ankles on that cutback from the sideline. The 40-point margin was its biggest since a 44-0 win over Houston in 1970.
In other words, a total domination. “I thought we did some good things, things that we improved on in Week 2″. And after Week 2, I don’t really believe everybody on how bad we are.
Now the battle escalates in the NFC West, where the 49ers and Cardinals have a head start on the two-time defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks (0-2). That’s what type of performance teams expect from the person running their offense, and it’s enough to place Palmer’s name into the mix this week for player of the game.
The 49ers had mixed results to open the season, beating Minnesota 20-3 at home before getting blasted at Pittsburgh 43-18, so it was tough to get a gauge on just where this team stands. They led to 24 points for the Cardinals. Before former Cards safety Adrian Wilson was inducted at halftime, the Cardinals’ defensive backfield picked off 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick three times, returning two for touchdowns early in the first quarter. He had no interceptions in 72 attempts.
It was the first time a 49ers quarterback had thrown two pick-6s in a game since Steve DeBerg in 1980 against the Los Angeles Rams, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Two of Colin Kaepernick’s career-high four interceptions landed in the hands of Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu, and that certainly qualified Mathieu to offer a damning indictment of the 49ers offense after Sunday’s 47-7 rout by Arizona.
The 49ers have surrendered 680 passing yards, five touchdowns and 13 completions of 20-plus yards in their past two games.
Kaepernick had a 12-yard TD run for San Francisco (1-2). I know what this team is capable of doing. “Not a good effort last week, but I got 100 percent confidence in the group”. Palmer followed with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Fitzgerald to make it 38-7.