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Rookie Rosen rallies Cardinals past 49ers 18-15

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Rookie Josh Rosen came into the huddle to start Arizona's final drive with a few choice words.

''We're going to win this (expletive) game,'' he said.

And the Cardinals did just that.

Rosen threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Christian Kirk with 34 seconds to play to rally the Arizona Cardinals to an 18-15 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in a matchup of teams with two of the worst records in the NFL.

''That was a lot of fun,'' Rosen said. ''That's why sports are fun.''

The Cardinals, winners at home for the first time under first-year coach Steve Wilks, beat San Francisco for the eighth straight time and second time in three weeks.

''Our defense gave us a very good chance to win that, giving us three turnovers and getting us a 12-point lead,'' San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan said. ''We didn't capitalize on them enough for touchdowns and we didn't make the plays at the end when we needed to.''

Arizona (2-6) got two fourth-quarter touchdown passes from Rosen after the 49ers (1-7) had built a 15-3 lead.

Rosen's 13-yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald cut the lead to 15-10 with 11:06 to play. Fitzgerald also caught a 2-point conversion pass after Kirk's TD.

Fitzgerald, in his 15th NFL season, caught eight passes for 102 yards, his best game of the season. He had four catches for 81 yards in the fourth quarter and the crowd chanted ''LAR-RY, LAR-RY.''

''I threw him the ball and he caught it, whether it was a good ball or a bad ball,'' Rosen said. ''That's why he's a first-ballot Hall of Famer. I'm going to be telling my kids one day that I got to throw to him.''

Fitzgerald even spiked the football after the 2-point catch, something he said he'd never done before.

''We don't spike the ball in our house,'' Wilks said, ''but I'll let that one slide. I think he got carried away.''

Fitzgerald joked that he'd been upset because his oldest son had chosen to go to the state fair instead of the game.

C.J. Beathard connected with Marquise Goodwin on a 55-yard play for the 49ers' only touchdown.

San Francisco was slogging along with a 5-3 lead before Goodwin beat Patrick Peterson and took a short pass over the middle, then raced to the end zone to make it 12-3 in the third quarter. Robbie Gould's second field goal of the game, from 20 yards, boosted the lead to 15-3.

San Francisco appeared to get a critical turnover with 4:44 to play, needing a coach's challenge to get it. Arizona tight end Jermaine Gresham fumbled along the sideline and the 49ers' Fred Warner recovered at the San Francisco 31. Officials initially ruled a 49er touched the ball while out of bounds, but the 49ers challenged and replays showed the player tried but failed to touch it.

But the Niners couldn't move the ball and Arizona went 73 yards in 12 plays for the winning score, using 1:42.

The two TD drives came under the direction of new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, who was promoted from quarterbacks coach after Mike McCoy was fired.

''We really didn't change much in the offense,'' Rosen said. ''One thing I think Byron's really good with is just his demeanor. ... He's got really good timing with a lot of his play calls. He's got that poise. He's a steadying force. It wasn't a pretty one by any means, but baby steps here.''

San Francisco scored first when, backed up deep in Arizona territory, Rosen was called for intentional grounding in the end zone. The resulting safety made it 2-0.

The only real scoring drive of the first half resulted in Dawson's 31-yard field goal that put Arizona up 3-2. The 12-play, 78-yard drive was kept alive by a third-down pass interference penalty on Reuben Foster.

The only turnover of the first half set up San Francisco's go-ahead field goal. Jaquiski Tartt stepped in front of intended receiver Kirk and intercepted Rosen's pass, returning it 21 yards to the Cardinals 12. But the 49ers couldn't move the ball and Gould's 27-yard field goal put San Francisco ahead 5-3.

FITZ HITS 112

Fitzgerald's 112th career touchdown catch moves him past Tony Gonzalez alone into seventh on the NFL career list. He's caught a TD pass in each of his last two games after getting none the first six games of the season. He needs three to tie Antonio Gates for sixth.

INJURIES

The already beat-up 49ers lost two important defensive players.

Foster left early with a hamstring injury. Tartt was knocked out with a shoulder injury.

49ers defensive back Amare Exum Jr. left in the fourth quarter with a head injury.

UP NEXT

49ers: host Oakland on Thursday night.

Cardinals: have bye week, play at Kansas City on Nov. 11.

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Key Players
C. Beathard 3 QB
190 PaYds, PaTD, 9 RuYds
13
FPTS
J. Rosen 3 QB
252 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, INT, 12 RuYds
23
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Two Point Conversion 0:34
(Pass formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. J.Rosen pass to L.Fitzgerald is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS.
plays
yds
pos
15
18
Touchdown 0:34
J.Rosen pass short middle to C.Kirk for 9 yards TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
73
yds
1:42
pos
15
16
Point After TD 11:06
P.Dawson extra point is GOOD Center-A.Brewer Holder-A.Lee.
plays
yds
pos
15
10
Touchdown 11:06
J.Rosen pass short middle to L.Fitzgerald for 13 yards TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
75
yds
2:27
pos
15
9
Field Goal 13:37
R.Gould 20 yard field goal is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
11
plays
73
yds
6:14
pos
15
3
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:22
R.Gould extra point is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
plays
yds
pos
12
3
Touchdown 6:22
C.Beathard pass short middle to M.Goodwin for 55 yards TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on ARZ-C.Jones Defensive Offside declined.
6
plays
70
yds
1:34
pos
11
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:36
R.Gould 27 yard field goal is GOOD Center-K.Nelson Holder-B.Pinion.
4
plays
3
yds
1:41
pos
5
3
Field Goal 10:27
P.Dawson 31 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.Brewer Holder-A.Lee.
12
plays
78
yds
6:33
pos
2
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Safety 4:17
J.Rosen pass incomplete short middle [C.Marsh]. PENALTY on ARZ-J.Rosen Intentional Grounding 8 yards enforced in End Zone SAFETY.
plays
yds
pos
2
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 32:19 27:41
1st Downs 16 20
Rushing 5 3
Passing 9 15
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 5-14 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 267 321
Total Plays 63 64
Avg Gain 4.2 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 107 88
Rush Attempts 31 21
Avg Rush Yards 3.5 4.2
Net Yards Passing 160 233
Comp. - Att. 14-28 23-40
Yards Per Pass 5.7 5.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-30 3-19
Penalties - Yards 5-59 9-62
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 2-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 7-40.7 5-39.4
Return Yards 84 0
Punts - Returns 4-32 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-52 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 3/3 2/2
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 2/2 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 0-2 -0% 2-3 -67%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 1 0
1234T
49ers 1-7 237315
Cardinals 2-6 0301518
160 PASS YDS 233
107 RUSH YDS 88
267 TOTAL YDS 321
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Beathard 3 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 190 1 0 83.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.4% 1252 8 7 81.8
C. Beathard 14/28 190 1 0 13
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Breida 22 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
84 487 2
M. Breida 16 42 0 10 4
A. Morris 46 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
77 281 1
A. Morris 6 28 0 26 2
R. Mostert 31 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 175 0
R. Mostert 2 18 0 14 1
K. Juszczyk 44 FB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 17 0
K. Juszczyk 2 10 0 6 1
C. Beathard 3 QB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
19 69 1
C. Beathard 5 9 0 4 13
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Bourne 84 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 7 71 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 191 2
K. Bourne 10 7 71 0 19 7
G. Kittle 85 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 57 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 37 584 2
G. Kittle 8 5 57 0 20 5
M. Goodwin 11 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 55 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 259 4
M. Goodwin 4 1 55 1 55 11
T. Taylor 81 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 138 1
T. Taylor 2 1 7 0 7 0
D. Pettis 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 96 1
D. Pettis 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Mostert 31 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 25 0
R. Mostert 1 0 0 0 0 1
K. Juszczyk 44 FB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 245 1
K. Juszczyk 1 0 0 0 0 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Sherman 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 1.0
R. Sherman 7-0 1.0 0 0
F. Warner 48 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-17 0 0.0
F. Warner 6-1 0.0 0 0
J. Ward 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
J. Ward 3-0 0.0 0 0
R. Blair 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-6 0 2.0
R. Blair 3-0 1.0 0 0
M. Smith 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-6 0 0.0
M. Smith 3-0 0.0 0 0
A. Exum 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-3 1 1.0
A. Exum 2-1 0.0 0 0
E. Mitchell 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-9 0 0.0
E. Mitchell 2-2 0.0 0 0
C. Marsh 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 1.0
C. Marsh 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Powell 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Powell 2-0 0.0 0 1
E. Lee 47 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-2 0 1.0
E. Lee 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Armstead 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-7 0 3.0
A. Armstead 2-1 1.0 0 0
S. Thomas 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-3 0 0.0
S. Thomas 2-0 0.0 0 0
K. Williams 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-2 0 0.0
K. Williams 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Foster 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-4 0 0.0
R. Foster 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Day 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 2.0
S. Day 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Witherspoon 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-2 0 0.0
A. Witherspoon 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Tartt 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-7 1 0.0
J. Tartt 1-0 0.0 1 0
D. Buckner 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-9 0 4.0
D. Buckner 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gould 9 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
16/17 13/14
R. Gould 2/2 27 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Pinion 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 40.7 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
36 42.6 12
B. Pinion 7 40.7 4 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. James 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 26.0 31 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 26.6 32 0
R. James 2 26.0 31 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. James 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 10.7 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 7.6 15 0
R. James 3 10.7 15 0
D. Pettis 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 3.7 14 0
D. Pettis 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Rosen 3 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.5% 252 2 1 82.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 1072 5 6 69.9
J. Rosen 23/40 252 2 1 23
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Johnson 31 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 59 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
122 394 5
D. Johnson 16 59 0 13 9
J. Rosen 3 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 48 0
J. Rosen 2 12 0 9 23
C. Edmonds 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 61 0
C. Edmonds 2 9 0 5 1
J. Nelson 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 15 0
J. Nelson 1 8 0 8 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Fitzgerald 11 WR
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
12 8 102 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 357 2
L. Fitzgerald 12 8 102 1 37 18
C. Kirk 13 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 42 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 410 2
C. Kirk 7 3 42 1 19 10
D. Johnson 31 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 41 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 207 1
D. Johnson 4 4 41 0 15 9
J. Gresham 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 68 0
J. Gresham 3 3 22 0 13 0
C. Williams 10 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 113 1
C. Williams 2 2 21 0 14 2
C. Edmonds 29 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 63 0
C. Edmonds 2 1 12 0 12 1
R. Seals-Jones 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 216 1
R. Seals-Jones 4 2 12 0 13 1
J. Nelson 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 21 0
J. Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
M. Golden 44 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 0 1.0
M. Golden 7-0 1.0 0 0
A. Bethea 41 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-11 0 1.0
A. Bethea 6-0 1.0 0 0
B. Benwikere 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-7 1 0.0
B. Benwikere 5-1 0.0 0 0
B. Mayowa 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-6 0 2.0
B. Mayowa 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Bynes 57 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-18 0 1.0
J. Bynes 4-1 0.0 0 0
D. Bucannon 20 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-3 0 0.0
D. Bucannon 4-1 0.0 0 0
R. Gunter 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-7 0 0.5
R. Gunter 3-2 0.5 0 0
J. Taylor 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-0 0 0.0
J. Taylor 2-0 0.0 0 0
H. Reddick 43 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-10 0 2.0
H. Reddick 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Baker 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-20 0 1.5
B. Baker 2-3 0.5 0 0
G. Hodges 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-2 0 0.0
G. Hodges 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Coleman 32 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Coleman 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Walker 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
J. Walker 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Nkemdiche 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-8 0 2.0
R. Nkemdiche 1-1 0.0 0 0
E. Pleasant 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Pleasant 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Smith 71 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Moore 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
Z. Moore 1-0 1.0 0 0
O. Pierre 72 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
O. Pierre 1-1 0.0 0 0
R. Ford 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
R. Ford 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Gardeck 92 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
D. Gardeck 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-7 0 6.0
C. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. Dawson 4 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
4/6 12/12
P. Dawson 1/1 31 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lee 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 45.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
47 48.1 14
A. Lee 5 45.8 1 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SF 20 2:10 3 -4 Punt
11:14 SF 25 6:10 10 29 Punt
4:07 SF 43 2:11 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:23 SF 25 2:36 5 18 Punt
6:13 ARI 12 1:41 4 3 FG
0:35 SF 8 0:35 2 7 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:29 SF 29 1:52 3 21 Punt
7:56 SF 30 1:34 6 70 TD
4:47 SF 25 6:14 11 73 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:06 SF 25 4:14 7 18 Punt
4:44 SF 31 2:28 5 4 Punt
0:34 SF 25 0:34 6 30 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:50 ARI 36 1:36 3 -1 Punt
5:04 ARI 5 0:57 3 -5 Safety
1:56 ARI 9 6:33 12 78 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:47 ARI 21 1:34 3 4 INT
4:32 ARI 25 3:57 8 29 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARI 25 1:31 3 4 Punt
11:36 ARI 14 3:41 6 17 Punt
6:22 ARI 25 1:35 4 13 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:33 ARI 25 2:27 6 75 TD
6:52 ARI 17 2:08 5 36 Fumble
2:16 ARI 27 1:42 12 73 TD