4 major takeaways from the Cardinals vs. 49ers matchup in Week 1

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The Arizona Cardinals came away with an impressive 24-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 of the 2020 season. Both teams showed intriguing potential for what they each could achieve this year.

Neither team managed to truly break away for a substantial lead during this matchup. The 49ers were up 13-10 at halftime and neither team managed to get on the scoreboard in the third period. It was a tightly contested game from start to finish.

The Cardinals didn’t gain their first lead in this matchup until Kyler Murray managed to run for a 22-yard touchdown at the 10:26 mark of the fourth quarter. The 49ers ended up finding the end-zone on the next possession, but ultimately, Arizona went up 24-20 with 5:03 left to play and never trailed again.

Getting a win against the reigning NFC West champions was critical for the Cardinals. Now, Arizona will be able to build off the momentum they’ve established and see how far second-year quarterback Kyler Murray can ultimately lead them.

With that being said, let’s take a look at four major takeaways from the Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers matchup in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.

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  1. This really was the biggest game of the weekend! To beat the NFC Champs in their house for the first game of the season makes a profound statement. (The Niners are a great team!!!). Now the rest of the NFL is on notice… With Hopkins well established, and a defense that is on the rise, each week the chemistry of this team is ascending.

    What a great division the NFC West has become….

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