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Cardinals defense swarming, protecting lead

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27:  Defensive ends Calais Campbell #93 and Frostee Rucker #92 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrate after a sack on quarterback Aaron Rodgers (not pictured) of the Green Bay Packers during the third quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 38-8.   (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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12 Responses to “Cardinals defense swarming, protecting lead”
  1. ballboy48 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:02 PM

    This game is terrible

  2. jrossizzle says: Oct 6, 2016 11:10 PM

    DJ is a beast. Happy I have him in 2 leagues

  3. sweetnlow44 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:16 PM

    The 49ers need to lose their status as an NFL team. This is the worst “professional” football I’ve ever seen. Gabbert has no business being on an NFL roster, let alone being a starter. The Cards aren’t much better. And we wonder why viewership is down.

  4. spyboots says: Oct 6, 2016 11:21 PM

    Nice game, some good D to watch

  5. kamthechancellor says: Oct 6, 2016 11:22 PM

    Gabbert has no business playing quarterback in the NFL. I don’t know how ready Kaep is or isn’t, but he can’t possibly be worse.

  6. intelligent cement says: Oct 6, 2016 11:26 PM

    I’ve seen the movie “The Dark Knight” several times. It was on again tonight. I watched it again. You know, instead of this crap.

  7. bert1913 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:26 PM

    the santa clara 49ers are terrible

  8. number1hawkfan says: Oct 6, 2016 11:27 PM

    Two terrible teams with annoying coaches and players. Ratings aren’t down in this game because of Kaperchoke’s sitting during the anthem. It’s because of the overrated Arians, Matthieu and Peterson vs. Chip Jelly and that sorry franchise in Santa Clara. Everybody has it better.

  9. thereving7 says: Oct 6, 2016 11:30 PM

    People complained last Thursday.. and are complaining about the game this week??? Just watch the damn game, probably millennials that are complaining , they complain about everything

  10. thermalito says: Oct 6, 2016 11:33 PM

    Ratings are down this much because of Kaepernick and his disgusting anthem protests. There are other factors as well, but the anti-America protests were the last straw for too many such as myself. Lifelong 49er fan, now EX 49ers fan who hopes this miserable franchise loses every game it plays

  11. chicagotomahawk says: Oct 6, 2016 11:33 PM

    Seahawks, cowboys, and now the cards. The 49ers and their 6 fans are on suicide watch

  12. RegisHawk says: Oct 7, 2016 10:34 AM

    Don’t worry, most of them saw the game on Twitter from the catch nets under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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