Originally posted 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. The 49ers (6-2) have a two-game lead in the division heading into their bye week before resuming with home games against St. Louis and Chicago. "It's huge," 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman said of the win. "We're not settling or being complacent or anything. It's just a great thing to be up two right now in this division." As for the reeling Cardinals, they are in a freefall, and the future still looks murky and dark. Their next two games are on the road against two of the hottest teams in the NFC, the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcon...
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