The San Francisco 49ers are not dead yet. In a game featuring the two bottom teams in the Division that someone has to win, the NFC West, the winner was set to be only a game out of first place. The 49ers jumped all over this chance and the Cardinals. They ended up winning 27-6, in a game that was essentially over at halftime.
The 49ers had their run game going all night and even dusted off Brian Westbrook. Westbrook was thrown into action after Frank Gore was relegated to the bench after injuring his hip in the first half. Westbrook ended with 23 carries for 136 yards and a touchdown. The 49ers as a team ended with 261 yards on 47 carries and two touchdowns. Anthony Dixon had the other rushing touchdown.
The 49ers dominated the line of scrimmage on offense and defense. The Cardinals, who struggled to get anything going, ended the night with 13 yards on 11 carries. The domination went beyond the line of scrimmage. The 49ers dominated in all areas of offense, defense and special teams. Tedd Ginn Jr. set his team up with good field position all night. He ended with 116 yards on two kickoff and two punt returns.