49ers quarterback Trey Lance‘s first possession as an NFL starting quarterback didn’t end well.
Lance sailed a deep ball over the middle to wide receiver Travis Benjamin and Cardinals safety Budda Baker picked it off. The Cardinals’ first drive had a better ending.
James Conner ran the ball in from a yard out to cap an eight-play, 66-yard drive with a touchdown. The Cardinals are now up 7-0 with nine minutes to go in the first quarter as a result.
Lance had a 14-yard run on the first play of the game and also had a 16-yard completion to fullback Kyle Juszczyk before he threw the interception.