San Francisco 49ers (5-2) @ Arizona Cardinals (4-3)
Madden Score: San Francisco 49ers 26 – Arizona Cardinals 24
Madden Analysis: The 49ers go into the 4th quarter with a 23-10 lead and nearly blow it as the Cardinals rally behind their offense to put up 14 straight points and take a 1 point lead. Alex smith drives down the field late in the 4th quarter to set up the game winning field goal as the 49ers escape an upset in Arizona.
San Francisco 49ers team leaders
- A. Smith – 23/28/242 and 1 TD
- F. Gore – 16/93, 1 TD and 1 FUMBLE
- V. Davis – 6/60
- M. Crabtree – 5/85
- M. Manningham 2/32 and 1 TD
- J. Skelton – 22/32/259 1 TD and 1 INT
- L. Stevens-Howling – 15/72 1 TD and 1 FUMBLE
- L. Fitzgerald – 6/102
- L. Stevens-Howling – 4/33 and 1 TD
- A. Roberts – 4/33 and 1 TD
- P. Peterson – 2/120 and 1 TD
My analysis: Alright, I agree with Madden’s pick with the 49ers winning tonight, however I think the 49ers defense is a lot better giving up much less than 23 points. Also, the Cardinals offense has struggled greatly this year giving up plenty of sacks. The 49ers open up a two game lead in the NFC West by winning tonight. I take the 49ers over the Cardinals 23-10.