Here's how the 49ers fared on Sunday in keys to the game identified by NinersDigest before San Francisco's sloppy 23-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, giving the Niners their first 9-1 start and eight-game winning streak since 1997 while solidifying their No. 2 status in the current NFC playoff pecking order and taking them another step closer to their first NFC West title since 2002.