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Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers second half open thread

Arizona Cardinals v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

A first half to remember for the Arizona Cardinals.

The Arizona Cardinals put together three scoring drives, and maybe should have had four if not for a Christian Kirk drop.

The Arizona Cardinals got it started with a great drive aided by a blatant pass interference call that had to be reviewed.

The Cardinals only got three points out of it and it seemed like an ominous start.

Yet, the defense was up to the task early.

It took until the second quarter for the San Francisco 49ers to get a first down and the Cardinals would impress offensively.

Kyler Murray was on it in the first half.

He had a touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald and one to Pharoah Cooper.

The Cardinals offense was completely outplaying the 49ers through the first quarter and the defense matched the intensity.

The 49ers had two total yards in the first quarter.

It got a little worse in the second quarter, as the 49ers hit Richie James on a huge screen play that got the 49ers inside the redzone.

Then it was surgical, as the Arizona Cardinals continue to play in bad zone schemes that allow for easy, uncontested catches.

Just before the half, the Cardinals defense again struck.

They gave up a long drive, with little to no resistance, committing three penalties that made the drive easy for the 49ers.

The result, another scoring drive for the 49ers.

That gets us to 16-10 at the half.

Let’s see if the Cardinals can find a way to hold on.