Originally posted on Niner Noise  |  Last updated 11/21/11
The 49ers 23-7 win over the Cardinals clinched their first winning season since 2002 when the team last made the playoffs.  With a 9-1 record and five-game division lead with six games to play, the 49ers seem destined to return to the playoffs this season.  The 49ers easily handled the Cardinals but you would not know the game was one-sided by looking at the final score.  The 49ers mostly stopped themselves on offense than the Cardinals defense keeping them from reaching the end-zone.  The rain might have played a factor in the 49ers unable to convert turnovers into touchdowns.  The rain did play a factor in the first-half for kicker David Akers who missed three field goals.  I attended yesterday’s game and I have never heard a crowd that loud at a Niners game.  Even in the middle of the fourth quarter as the 49ers were well on their way to victory and the stadium half-empty, the crowd was just as loud.  Check back later as I will be posting pictures from the game.The 49ers were ful...
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