Cardinals
49ers
23 - 13 Final
  for this game

Cardinals grind out win over 49ers

Sep 7, 2008 - 11:32 PM SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) -- Kurt Warner threw for a touchdown and Tim Hightower ran for a score to lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 23-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the season opener for both teams.

Warner, who beat out Matt Leinart to become the starter for the Cardinals, completed 19-of-30 passes for 197 yards and a TD to Larry Fitzgerald in the second quarter that gave Arizona (1-0) a 10-7 lead.

The Cardinals took the lead for good in the third, outscoring the 49ers, 10-0. Neil Rackers kicked a 31-yard field goal and Hightower plowed in from 2 yards out to make it 20-10.

Making his first NFL start, J.T. O'Sullivan was 14-of-20 for 195 yards and an interception for the 49ers (0-1).








  • ** CONFIRMED **
    NFL
    ARIZONA 23
    SAN FRANCISCO 13 FINAL

    Sep 7 7:18 PM


  • NFL
    FG ARI
    NEIL RACKERS 30 YD
    ARIZONA 23
    SAN FRANCISCO 13 1:57 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals 23, 49ers 13  4th - 1:57Sep 7 7:10 PM
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    Cardinals 23, 49ers 13  4th - 1:57Sep 7 7:10 PM
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    Cardinals 20, 49ers 13  4th - 3:39Sep 7 7:02 PM


  • NFL
    FG SFO
    JOE NEDNEY 30 YD
    ARIZONA 20
    SAN FRANCISCO 13 12:05 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals 20, 49ers 13  4th - 12:05Sep 7 6:44 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 3 7 10 20
    SAN FRANCISCO 7 3 0 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 25 YD, 3:54. Drive: 7
    plays, 33 yards in 2:05. Key plays:
    Warner 21-yard pass to Fitzgerald
    to San Francisco 19. ARIZONA 3-0
    SFO - TD, FRANK GORE 41 YD RUN (JOE N

    Sep 7 6:40 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    TIMOTHY HIGHTOWER 1 YD RUN
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 20
    SAN FRANCISCO 10 4:03 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cardinals 20, 49ers 10  3rd - 4:03Sep 7 6:27 PM


  • NFL
    FG ARI
    NEIL RACKERS 31 YD
    ARIZONA 13
    SAN FRANCISCO 10 8:25 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cardinals 13, 49ers 10  3rd - 8:25Sep 7 6:08 PM
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    Cardinals 13, 49ers 10  3rd - 8:25Sep 7 6:08 PM
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    Cardinals 10, 49ers 10  HalfSep 7 5:55 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 3 7 10
    SAN FRANCISCO 7 3 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: ARI - FG, NEIL RACKERS 25 YD, 3:54. Drive: 7
    plays, 33 yards in 2:05. Key plays:
    Warner 21-yard pass to Fitzgerald
    to San Francisco 19. ARIZONA 3-0
    SFO - TD, FRANK GORE 41 YD RUN (JOE NEDNE

    Sep 7 5:44 PM
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    Cardinals 10, 49ers 10  HalfSep 7 5:44 PM


  • NFL
    FG SFO
    JOE NEDNEY 39 YD
    ARIZONA 10
    SAN FRANCISCO 10 1:52 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals 10, 49ers 10  2nd - 1:52Sep 7 5:36 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    LARRY FITZGERALD 1 YD PASS FROM KURT WARNER
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 10
    SAN FRANCISCO 7 10:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals 10, 49ers 7  2nd - 10:25Sep 7 5:10 PM


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    ARIZONA 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 7 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 7 4:58 PM


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    TD SFO
    FRANK GORE 41 YD RUN
    (JOE NEDNEY KICK)
    ARIZONA 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 7 6:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cardinals 3, 49ers 7  1st - 6:00Sep 7 4:42 PM


  • NFL
    FG ARI
    NEIL RACKERS 25 YD
    ARIZONA 3
    SAN FRANCISCO 0 11:06 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cardinals 3, 49ers 0  1st - 11:06Sep 7 4:26 PM
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