Cardinals defense swarming, protecting lead

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The Cardinals hold a 10-point lead, and they have their defense to thank.

Drew Stanton has thrown two touchdown passes to Larry Fitzgerald, but the defense has made the biggest plays. A Marcus Cooper interception early in the fourth quarter set up a Chandler Cantazaro field goal to extend the lead over the 49ers to 24-14.

The Cardinals got the first two touchdowns of the second half to go up 21-7, but the 49ers answered with a touchdown drive capped by a Carlos Hyde touchdown run. Hyde has a shot at 100 yards rushing, and David Johnson of the Cardinals is well over 100 yards and has a touchdown run.

A Calais Campbell interception late in the second quarter set up the Cardinals’ first score.

Cooper has three interceptions over the last three games, as many as he had in his career prior to this season.