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Cards hanging tough, 49ers lead 7-6 at half

Frank Gore, Paris Lenon, Dan Williams AP

The 49ers are the ones playing for a bye week, but it doesn’t look like it.

And there are things about their 7-6 halftime lead that are frankly troubling.

Kicker David Akers has already missed field goals from 44 and 40 yards, eroding whatever trust the veteran had, and making you wonder how they’ll hold up with a first-year starting quarterback and a shaky special teams entering the postseason.

The Cardinals raced (by their standards) to a 6-0 lead, with a pair of Jay Feely field goals. Quarterback Brian Hoyer hasn’t been any worse than the rest of the Cardinals passers this year. Actually, since he hasn’t turned it over, he’s been far better. He’s passed for 103 yards, a relative air raid.

Colin Kaepernick gave the 49ers the lead with a nice touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, but the 49ers haven’t done nearly enough to make you confident.

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2 Responses to “Cards hanging tough, 49ers lead 7-6 at half”
  1. pgilbert15303 says: Dec 30, 2012 5:58 PM

    It’s Smiths fault… How dare he get a concussion… His best friend Akers is on a field goal protest until he comes back…

    As the Stick Turns… The Manley Soap Opera…

  2. mrgrant23 says: Dec 30, 2012 6:26 PM

    Did anyone notice how bandwagon fans were booing Akers before he came out for the third attempted field goal? But thankfully real fans shut them up real quick and then cheers began! Bandwagon fans annoy me!!!!

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