Notes From Cardinals 29-24 Win Over San Francisco

The Cardinals 29-24 win over San Francisco was the team’s seventh consecutive home win, the longest streak for the franchise since 1925 when the Cardinals won nine straight at home.

The Cardinals, at 6-3 on the season, now have a four game lead over the other three teams in the NFC West, all who share 2-7 records on the year. It marks the first time in franchise history that the Cardinals have had a four game lead in their division. The 6-3 record marks the Cardinals best start since 1984 when they also started 6-3.

The win gives the Cardinals four consecutive wins against the NFC West. It is the first time the Cardinals have had four straight division wins since 1983-84 when they were part of the NFC East.

With 29 points against the 49ers, the Cardinals remain the top scoring team in the NFL with 263 points on the season, one point ahead of the NY Giants (262).


The roof was open for the first time all season as the Cardinals hosted the 49ers on Monday Night football. The Cardinals now possess a 4-4 record all-time with the roof open and have now won four in a row.

Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt now has a 14-11 record through the first 25 games of his head career. It is the best record through 25 games of any Cardinals coach since Norm Barry went 16-7-2 in his first 25 games as head coach of the Chicago Cardinals in the 1920’s.

With 328 yards passing vs. San Francisco, Kurt Warner reached 300 passing yards for the 46th time in his 102 career games. Warner has now thrown for 300+ yards in 45.1 percent of his career games, by far the best percentage of any player with 100 career games played. Dan Fouts has the second-highest percentage in NFL history (51 in 181 games, 28.2%).

He now has 16 300-yard games as a member of the Cardinals, the second-highest total in franchise history (Neil Lomax—19).

It is Warner’s third consecutive 300-yard game this season and he becomes just the second QB in team history to have three consecutive 300-yard games. Dave Krieg had three consecutive from 9/24/95-10/8/95.

Warner now has over 10,000 passing yards as a member of the Cardinals, becoming just the 11th quarterback in NFL history to reach 10,000 passing yards with two separate franchises.

Warner becomes just the fifth Cardinals quarterback in franchise history to reach the 10,000-yard mark.

Warner now has at least one TD pass in 17 consecutive games, two games shy of the franchise record of 19 established by Neil Lomax over 108 games in his nine seasons (1981-89).

Warner’s 121.9 passer rating is his fifth rating of 100.0+ this season and marks the fourth time in the last five games that he has had a passer rating over 100.0. The lone exception during that span was his 99.1 passer rating at Carolina. It is Warner’s 13th game with a passer rating over 100.0 as a member of the Cardinals.

Warner went 32-of-42 for the game, good for a 76.2 completion percentage. It is the sixth game this season that Warner finished with a completion percentage over 70.0 and the fifth in the last six games.

Anquan Boldin’s two TD receptions against the 49ers give him 10 TD receptions on the season, establishing a new personal single-season high for the receiver in just seven games played this season. He established his former high of nine in 2008 in 14 games played. Boldin leads all NFL receivers in TD receptions this season.

Boldin’s 13-yard TD reception from Kurt Warner in the second period gave him at least one TD reception in six consecutive games, establishing a new franchise record.

Steve Breaston caught seven passes for a game-high 121 yards. It was Breaston’s third 100-yard game of the season and third in his last six games.


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