Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/31/12
The San Francisco 49ers handled their business and the opposing team once again Monday night imposing their will upon the Arizona Cardinals for a 24-3 victory. The 49ers have not allowed a touchdown in four of their last five games. The NFC West leaders used their winning formula of power running, bruising defense and phenomenal special teams play to destroy the Cardinals in every facet of the game. As a team, the Niners only rushed for 113 yards, but it proved enough as Alex Smith threw only one incomplete pass the entire night. Smith finished 18 of 19 for 232 yards and three touchdowns, rebounding from consecutive games where he turned the ball over on interceptions. San Francisco’s top defensive unit forced turnovers, sent Arizona into a realm of one-dimensional play only able to rush for seven yards. Here’s what we learned.1. All those who were buying the Arizona Cardinals being a team on the move (up) can cancel their bets. This team will battle St. Louis to stay out of the NFC...
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