Cards cap­i­tal­ize on 49ers mis­takes to win 33-21

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Josh Dubow The As­so­ci­ated Press

Drew Stan­ton threw two touch­down passes to Larry Fitzger­ald in his first start in two years, David John­son ran for two scores and the Ari­zona Car­di­nals cap­i­tal­ized on San Fran­cisco mis­takes to beat the 49ers 33-21 on Thurs­day night.

The Car­di­nals (2-3) got 17 points off three turnovers by the 49ers (1-4) — two in­ter­cep­tions by Blaine Gab­bert and a fum­bled kick­off re­turn by Chris Davis — and also had one drive ex­tended by a run­ning-in­tothe-kicker penalty.

Those three scor­ing drives to­taled just 41 yards, but proved to be enough to beat the sloppy 49ers as the Car­di­nals sur­vived a week with­out in­jured start­ing quar­ter­back Car­son Palmer . Stan­ton didn’t pro­duce much with Palmer side­lined by a con­cus­sion, go­ing 11 for 27 for 124 yards. But Ari­zona didn’t turn the ball over and got 157 yards rush­ing from John­son to get the win.

Calais Camp­bell’s in­ter­cep­tion of a de­flected pass set up Ari­zona’s first score on a 21-yard pass from Stan­ton to Fitzger­ald late in the sec­ond quar­ter. Davis’ fum­ble of the sec­ond-half kick­off then set up John­son’s 4-yard run that put Ari­zona up for good.

Ari­zona Car­di­nals wide re­ceiver Larry Fitzger­ald, who caught a pair of touch­down passes, walks off the field fol­low­ing Thurs­day’s 33-21 win over the San Fran­cisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.

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