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.