While Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Eastern seaboard, the San Francisco 49ers pounded the Arizona Cardinals in dry and arid Phoenix, Arizona. Whether it was with their short passing game, Frank Gore rushing inside, outside or with their defensive front seven, San Fran swept through University of Phoenix Stadium with the force of a once in a lifetime hurricane..or sand storm.
Randy Moss used the opportunity to remind the NFL of his Mr. Monday Night moniker by scoring his 18th touchdown in 19 Monday Night Football appearances. (Keep that 18 of 19 number in mind.)
Jay Feeley ended the 49ers shutout bid in the fourth quarter but his field goal at the conclusion of a 14-play, 6:30 drive was the only highlight of the night for Arizona. Prior to Monday night, the Cardinals were the only team to hold each of their opponents under 21 points this season. San Francisco put that streak to bed in the first half. The Cardinals' 4-0 start seems like a lifetime ago after their fourth straight loss.
Here's how the 49ers beat the Cardinals:
Alex Smith’s Near Perfect Game