49ers vs. Cardinals: What’s the Game Plan for San Francisco?

September 25, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers will look to rebound in Week 3 after an embarrassing 43-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers a week ago.
At 1-1, the 49ers will square off against the 2-0 Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in a matchup featuring two NFC West rivals gunning for supremacy atop the division. Arizona is coming off back-to-back impressive victories over the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively.
For San Francisco, the defense will need to put forth a solid effort and not repeat the same mistakes seen against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown—both of whom torched the 49ers secondary last Sunday.
On offense, the 49ers should look to re-establish their rushing attack and ensure running back Carlos Hyde is given adequate lanes in which to exploit Arizona's defense. This will go alongside a much-needed effort to protect quarterback Colin Kaepernick from the exposure seen in Pittsbur...

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