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49ers Maintain Lead Going Into Fourth Quarter

The Cardinals got things going ... not at all, once again and they punt following the 49ers score. The Cardinals get called for yet another penalty and everyone is watching the clock. It's not a boring game, but the Niners are up big. The 49ers are on the field again, and it's a five-yard run. Alex Smith throws a pass out of bounds  Then another, and it's a punt.

Adam Snyder checked in at left guard for the 49ers on that drive. NaVorro Bowman is called on a penalty and the Cardinals want a re-kick. The return is uneventful and the Cardinals take over at their own 42-yard line. Richard Bartel checks in at quarterback for the Cardinals, and it's a run for three yards. Then he's almost brought down for a sack, but gets the ball away before he's officially down. Ahmad Brooks is called on a neutral zone infraction penalty, and it's 3rd and short for Arizona. Then, it's a deep pass to, you guessed it, Larry Fitzgerald, with Tramaine Brock in coverage once again. It's a 31-yard completion.

Larry Fitzgerald gets another completion, and he gets 18-yards, dropped at the goal line with one yard to go. Dashon Goldson is down and injured on the play. They go back to Fitzgerald again on first down, but Nate Clements comes up with great coverage bringing up a second down. The Cardinals lose two yards on the next play, a big tackle by Parys Haralson behind the line. The third quarter comes to an end.

Third and three for the Cardinals, and Bartel overthrows his man and that brings up fourth down. They elect to go for it, and it's Bartel from the sotgun to Fitzgerald over the middle and Tarell Brown is in on the coverage, incomplete pass.