Niners are leading by 18, and that’s not a typo. Heading into the fourth quarter, the score is 24-6. If they hold things up in the last quarter, they will be a game out of first place in the NFC West.
The third quarter was not as entertaining as the first two quarters, but the 49ers scored a FG. Brian Westbrook continues to be impressive, gaining 131 yards on 20 carries so far.
Keys to the Fourth Quarter:
1. Keep using Westbrook. He is the guy with the hot hand right now, and the Niners should continue feeding him the ball.
2. Defense. The defense has been what they should have been all season. They are not allowing the Cards to sustain drives, evidenced by the measly 6 points the Cards have scored in three quarters.