San Francisco 49ers cornerback Charvarius Ward turned on the jets in opposition to the Arizona Cardinals.
With 4:22 remaining within the first quarter, Ward intercepted Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and returned it for a 66-yard TD giving the 49ers a 14-7 lead.
The 49ers protection is one purpose they are a Tremendous Bowl contender. Coming into Week 15, San Francisco was first within the NFL in factors allowed (15.8) and had generated 23 takeaways, which is close to the highest of the league.
Conversely, the Cardinals offense has floundered all through the season. They rank twenty seventh within the NFL in factors scored (17.7) and thirtieth in passing yards (172.4) whereas quarterback Kyler Murray – who just lately returned from an ACL tear – has accomplished 60.8 p.c of his passes for 864 yards, three TDs, two picks and a below-average 49.8 QBR in 4 video games.
So, it could possibly be a protracted day for Arizona if it retains making important errors.