The Arizona Cardinals marched into Levi’s Stadium and punched the San Francisco 49ers in the face jumping out to a 16-0 lead, luckily for the 49ers it’s not about how you start; it’s how you finish.
The Cardinals were able to hang tough with the division-leading 49ers, for the second time in three weeks, but in the end, San Francisco was able to rally late to get back into the win column.
This was a game the 49ers needed to get back on track after losing their first game of the season last week. The last two 49ers games have come down to the wire, but unlike last week versus the Seahawks, they were able to steal the win versus Arizona.
Kyle Shanahan said there were a lot of stressful similarities in the win versus the Cardinals and the loss versus the Seahawks, but this one is a lot more fun.
“It’s exhausting,” said Shanahan after his ninth win of the season. “I’m sure it’s exhausting for our players, I know it’s exhausting for my wife and I’m sure it’s exhausting for the fans— that’s an intense game that goes back and forth — I think that’s why everyone loves the sport.”
“The guys are just resilient and just kept coming — we’re able to finish it out the right way,” said Shanahan. “By no means was it perfect, but proud of how the guys kept fighting.”
Shanahan mentioned the loss to Seattle last week as a reason why the 49ers were able to come back versus the Cardinals.