Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/30/12
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The San Francisco 49ers added to Arizona's growing misery Monday night with a 24-3 victory at University of Phoenix Stadium, handing the Cardinals their fourth consecutive loss after a 4-0 start. Alex Smith was super efficient in completing 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns, including two in the first half to Michael Crabtree, as San Francisco strengthened its hold on the NFC West. At 6-2, the 49ers now have a two-game lead in the division heading into their bye week before resuming with upcoming home games against St. Louis and Chicago. As for the reeling Cardinals, they are now in a free fall and the future still looks murky and dark. Their next two games are on the road against two NFC teams flying high in the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons. The 49ers scored on their second possession of the game, taking a 7-0 lead after mounting a 10-play, 77-yard drive capped by a three-yard touchdown pass f...
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