In this week's 5 Positives, we analyse the few good things that came out of that embarrassment of a game.
1) Andre Roberts
WR Andre Roberts had a decent day for the Cardinals, which is inspiring for the #2 WR on the depth chart. He finished the day with 7 receptions for 65 yards, which is definitely something to work with moving forward.
2) The O-line
I'm not saying they were perfect, because the O-line was far, far, far from that. However, they only let up 4 sacks, and when you compare that to the 31 other sacks they gave up in the last three games, that's definitely a positive.
3) The crowd
What stuck with me most from this game was how the crowd forced QB Alex Smith to take a timeout early on in the game. It was awesome to see the Cardinals fans so fired up, and it was great to know that University of Phoenix Stadium can be counted on in big situations. Although they remained silent for the majority of the game, it was still something to be proud about.
4) Daryl Washington
LB Daryl Washington led the Cardinals with two sacks, which is an impressive feat, considering it came against the 49ers O-line. He also finished the day with 4 tackles. Washington is quickly becoming a star in the league, and is proving that his new contract has been completely worth it.
5) The Crowd's Halloween Costumes
At this point, I think it's pretty obvious that I've run out of positives. It was just that kind of game. So, to round this out, I guess I'll give a shout-out to all the people who dressed up to the game. From what the TV showed, I saw a Batman, Bane, etc. It was great to see, and honestly, was a highlight, given that the rest of the game was a complete joke.