Game 1 - SF @ AZ
Arizona Cardinals at 15:00 SFO ARI
1st and 10 at ARZ 20 (15:00) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass incomplete short left to S.Spach.
base D - Franklin no impact on first pass play... Justin gets good push on LT and LG helps... Sopoaga stunts well gets in Warner's ear and puts hit on... short 3 sec pass overthrown... Manny blitzes wide, but pass is too quick... nice jam on intended target by TKO
2nd and 10 at ARZ 20 (14:57) T.Hightower up the middle to ARZ 24 for 4 yards (M.Lewis).
base D - Franklin hits right A-gap well, but that was away from the RB direction... Justin worked his way over... Sopoaga held well and slid to RB... TKO popped lead blocker well... Willis well occupied by penetrated OC... Mike Lewis filled really hard
3rd and 6 at ARZ 24 (14:18) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass incomplete short right to L.Long (S.Spencer).
4 DL - Justin does illegally hold the OC so Manny can stunt around... excellent coverage by Spencer regardless
PENALTY on SF-J.Smith, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at ARZ 24 - No Play.
1st and 10 at ARZ 29 (14:13) K.Warner pass incomplete short right to A.Becht (I.Sopoaga).
3 DL w/ Haralson standing - Franklin doew well getting under RG and driving him back 3 yds... Sopoaga gets good push and tips pass... Haralson stunts (lot of stunting as I recall)
2nd and 10 at ARZ 29 (14:09) T.Hightower left end to ARZ 31 for 2 yards (D.Goldson, M.Lewis).
base D - Franklin initially holds well, but gets angled off and pushed away from RB play... Sop stands his man up the runs toward far side... Justin cut inside, taking himself out of bounced outside run... Haralson took too long to shed LT... Goldson flew in nicely to stop the RB
3rd and 8 at ARZ 31 (13:23) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass short left to T.Hightower to ARZ 35 for 4 yards (P.Willis).
4 DL - Manny (RDE) and Justin (RDT) crash in perfectly so that RayMac (LDT) can stunt around him and gets in QB's face... Haralson (LDE) beat the RT and chip block RB to pressure other side well... Willis nice chase down tackle
4th and 4 at ARZ 35 (12:47) B.Graham punts 52 yards to SF 13, Center-M.Leach. A.Rossum to SF 26 for 13 yards (J.Wright).
Timeout at 12:36.
San Francisco 49ers at 12:36 SFO ARI
1st and 10 at SF 26 (12:36) F.Gore right tackle to SF 24 for -2 yards (G.Hayes).
horrible run blocking by entire right side including VD (7 in box) Norris couldn't finish off tackler
2nd and 12 at SF 24 (11:55) (Shotgun) F.Gore up the middle to SF 21 for -3 yards (G.Hayes).
ILBs blitz penetrate... Baas got one of them, but when Heitmann crashed hard right, the ILB slipped right on in... seemed predictable
3rd and 15 at SF 21 (11:16) (Shotgun) S.Hill pass short right to J.Morgan to SF 34 for 13 yards (D.Rodgers-Cromartie, C.Okeafor).
great protection from Staley, Snyder, heck, all OL did very well... 4 sec pass... Morgan well short of 1st down... only other visable target on screen was Spurlock running a deep IN... looked well covered
4th and 2 at SF 34 (10:37) A.Lee punts 45 yards to ARZ 21, Center-B.Jennings. A.Rolle to ARZ 29 for 8 yards (B.Jennings).
Timeout at 10:25.
Arizona Cardinals at 10:25 SFO ARI
1st and 10 at ARZ 29 (10:25) T.Hightower up the middle to ARZ 30 for 1 yard (M.Lawson).
base D - Franklin briefly holds, slowly loses battle... Sopoaga anchors well... Justin gets inside of his man to clog up the run... Manny with a great job in awareness and run stuff*ge
2nd and 9 at ARZ 30 (9:43) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass short left to L.Fitzgerald to SF 49 for 21 yards (D.Goldson).
4 DL - Haralson SO quick off snap, but gets easily washed out by RT... Manny stunts but gets picked up by interior OL... Justin stunts outside well to try and clear Manny... RayMac looks good getting inside penetration, but gets washed out last second... Nate had perfect inside coverage before being lightly pushed in the back and down by Fitz...
PENALTY on ARZ-L.Fitzgerald, Offensive Pass Interference, 10 yards, enforced at ARZ 30 - No Play.
2nd and 19 at ARZ 20 (9:13) PENALTY on ARZ-M.Gandy, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at ARZ 20 - No Play.
2 DL with Justin and Manny standing = interesting
2nd and 24 at ARZ 15 (8:54) T.Hightower up the middle to ARZ 21 for 6 yards (R.McDonald).
3 DL w/ Manny standing - bad idea to have Haralson at LDE on this one... he gets overpowered by RG... RayMac was neutralized for long enough
3rd and 18 at ARZ 21 (8:14) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass deep right intended for J.Urban INTERCEPTED by P.Willis at ARZ 40. P.Willis to ARZ 36 for 4 yards (T.Hightower).
4 DL - Haralson neutralized by RT, but time allows for a spin and late pressure... RayMac stunts, drawing a double... Justin gets good push on LG... Manny can't get in there, lost momentum after initial LT block and then RB chip block... just an amazing INT from Willis in zone coverage
San Francisco 49ers at 8:04 SFO ARI
1st and 10 at ARZ 36 (8:04) S.Hill pass short left to F.Gore to ARZ 28 for 8 yards (B.McFadden).
All OL did great job protecting... Hill had plenty of time yet liked a quick underneath to Gore... decent RAC yds
2nd and 2 at ARZ 28 (7:23) PENALTY on ARZ-A.Wilson, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced at ARZ 28 - No Play.
1st and 10 at ARZ 23 (7:05) F.Gore right tackle to ARZ 20 for 3 yards (K.Dansby).
nice lead block Norris... excellent drive block by Snyder... decent initial block by Rachal... Heitmann did well... Rachal couldn't sustain block, allowing tackle
2nd and 7 at ARZ 20 (6:26) F.Gore up the middle to ARZ 19 for 1 yard (C.Haggans).
decent initial VD block, but failed to sustain it on LOLB... nice job last second by Snyder and pulling Baas keeping Dockett off Gore in backfield... fine job from Heitmann and Staley
3rd and 6 at ARZ 19 (5:44) (Shotgun) S.Hill pass incomplete deep left to J.Morgan (B.McFadden).
Good OL job on quick pass... accurate 25 yard TD pass to Morgan dropped... safety late coming over... excellent coverage over JM's back... went up high and it hit him in the upper chest/neck area... was NOT all Morgan's fault, as the CB almost certainly had an arm on JM's right arm as the ball arrived... *** want to add that watching live I was a lil wrong, as I felt it was badly underthrown... truth is, it could have been a yard or so further placed, but it wasn't as bad as first thought ***
4th and 6 at ARZ 19 (5:34) J.Nedney 37 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Jennings, Holder-A.Lee. 3 0
Timeout at 05:34.
J.Nedney kicks 72 yards from SF 30 to ARZ -2. L.Stephens-Howling to ARZ 20 for 22 yards (S.McKillop, M.Robinson).
PENALTY on ARZ-R.Johnson, Low Block, 8 yards, enforced at ARZ 16.
Timeout at 05:29.
DRIVE TOTALS: SF 3 ARZ 0, 5 plays, 17 yards, 1 penalty, 2:30 drive, 9:26 elapsed
Arizona Cardinals at 5:34, (1st play from scrimmage 5:29) SFO ARI
1st and 10 at ARZ 8 (5:29) T.Hightower right end to ARZ 9 for 1 yard (N.Clements).
base D - Franklin holds up initially on OC, but loses as he goes... Sopoaga holds up and slides very well to outside run... Manny holds up, penetrates, but just misses a grab at RB... Clements helps Sop
2nd and 9 at ARZ 9 (4:47) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass incomplete short right to L.Fitzgerald [J.Smith].
4 DL - Raymac good initial burst, but gets stoned... Justin gets great push on LG, then doubled by RB... doesn't care, gets to QB anyway, but the pass was quick... Haralson great burst outside, but gets washed out last second.. Manny washed out quickly... tight cover from Nate and Mike Lewis
3rd and 9 at ARZ 9 (4:35) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass short left to T.Hightower to ARZ 14 for 5 yards (P.Willis, S.Spencer).
2 DL... Manny and Parys standing... Willis up close to LOS... Manny and Parys with late and ineffective inside stunts... decent push from both Justin and RayMac inside... Warner had time, but takes open underneath pass to RB that Willis and Spencer quickly shut down
4th and 4 at ARZ 14 (3:56) B.Graham punts 45 yards to SF 41, Center-M.Leach. A.Rossum to SF 37 for -4 yards. Lateral to N.Clements pushed ob at ARZ 44 for 19 yards (M.Ware).
PENALTY on SF, Defensive 12 On-field, 5 yards, enforced at ARZ 14 - No Play.
San Francisco challenged the too many players on field ruling, and the play was REVERSED.
B.Graham punts 45 yards to SF 41, Center-M.Leach. A.Rossum to SF 37 for -4 yards. Lateral to N.Clements pushed ob at SF 44 for 7 yards (M.Ware).
San Francisco 49ers at 3:44 SFO ARI
1st and 10 at SF 44 (3:44) S.Hill pass short left to D.Walker to ARZ 39 for 17 yards (B.McFadden).
OL does a good job, but because Baas was asked to pull, this allowed penetration from blitz ILB... Staley, Rachal, and Heitmann get out nicely on late screen... good underneath catch and RAC yds by DWalker
1st and 10 at ARZ 39 (2:55) S.Hill pass incomplete deep left to V.Davis (A.Wilson).
nice OL blocking all around... quick pass to VD was super high, but catchable thanks to VD's leaping ability... took nasty shot by Wilson while exposed... gonna blame someone, it's gotta be Hill's dangerously high pass... VD was heroic in his attempt
PENALTY on ARZ-A.Wilson, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at ARZ 39 - No Play.
1st and 10 at ARZ 24 (2:49) F.Gore up the middle to ARZ 24 for no gain (C.Campbell, C.Haggans).
8 men in the box.... no glaring failures, but our OL just couldn't get enough push on the run
2nd and 10 at ARZ 24 (2:02) S.Hill pass incomplete short left to J.Morgan [C.Campbell].
Snyder does his job staying in front of LOLB... Rachal did fine... Heitmann pointlessly turned to Baas' man (RDE) leaving the NT a free rush to Hill... Hill does well enough in rolling weakside and getting rid of the ball... Baas and Staley didn't impress, but did enough on their assignments... the rollout left Baas unable to sustain block... what was Heitmann thinking???
3rd and 10 at ARZ 24 (1:57) (Shotgun) S.Hill sacked at ARZ 32 for -8 yards (C.Okeafor).
heavy blitz of 6... Snyder barely pushes LOLB out wide, ultimately wasn't enough... Rachal failed to pick up late blitz by SS Wilson... Heitmann did okay... Baas did just okay enough on Dockett... Staley did fine... Gore stayed in front but got backed up badly into QB by Dansby.... Hill DID have 3 seconds and should have found someone with the blitz clearing out room downfield... a mix of blame to go around.
4th and 18 at ARZ 32 (1:28) J.Nedney 50 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Jennings, Holder-A.Lee. 6 0
Timeout at 01:22.
J.Nedney kicks 72 yards from SF 30 to ARZ -2. L.Stephens-Howling to ARZ 22 for 24 yards (A.Rossum).
DRIVE TOTALS: SF 6 ARZ 0, 5 plays, 24 yards, 1 penalty, 2:22 drive, 13:38 elapsed
Arizona Cardinals at 1:22, (1st play from scrimmage 1:17) SFO ARI
1st and 10 at ARZ 22 (1:17) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass deep left to J.Urban to SF 38 for 40 yards (N.Clements).
3 DL w/ Manny standing... Franklin works 4 yds upfield on the OC, bats ineffectively at pass... Justin gets great rush 6 yds deep on LT, gets in Warner's left ear.... Balmer (LDE) gets an unimpressive 2 yds on RG... Manny gets 5 yds upfield on RT, but can't disengage for the needed 2 yds to the QB... REALLY tight coverage by Nate on the back of WR with Goldson running underneath towards him to close gap... perfect pass
Timeout #1 by ARZ at 00:38.
1st and 10 at SF 38 (:38) PENALTY on ARZ-A.Becht, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at SF 38 - No Play.
1st and 15 at SF 43 (:38) (Shotgun) K.Warner pass short left to T.Hightower to SF 28 for 15 yards (N.Clements).
4 DL.... Haralson coming around edge nicely on RT... Manny was getting a nice inside stunt... nothing from RayMac, but Justin was getting decent penetration... Willis takes poor angle to the dumpoff RB pass, mistackle... Nate tackles at sideline...
1st and 10 at SF 28 (:08) K.Warner left end to SF 33 for -5 yards (P.Haralson).
base D... miscommunicated handoff b/w Warner and rookie Wells
END of 1st Quarter