Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/5/14
Alex Smith threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree, giving the San Francisco 49ers a 7-0 lead over the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter Monday night. San Francisco had its way with Arizona's defense early, rolling up 113 yards in the first quarter of a rare game with the roof open at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 49ers stalled out in their first drive, thanks to a facemask penalty, but moved 77 yards in 10 plays on their scoring drive. Smith kept it going after a holding penalty by hitting Delanie Walker on a 23-yard pass to Arizona's 10. Two plays later, Smith threw a quick pass to Crabtree, who grabbed the ball above the head of cornerback Patrick Peterson for the score. Arizona got off to a good start, with running back LaRod Stephens-Howling breaking free for a 24-yard reception on a screen pass in the Cardinals' first play. Like so many Cardinals drives this season, the progress fizzled out and the drive ended when John Skelton threw a pass that was nea...
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