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Silver linings: Cardinals vs. 49ers

10/30/2012

The facts: The Arizona Cardinals fell to 4-4 with a 24-3 home defeat to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8.

The upside: Even the worst defeats tend to feature a bright spot or two.

    • Inside linebacker Daryl Washington collected two sacks, giving him eight for the season.

    • Tight end Jeff King gained 27 yards on a catch-and-run in the third quarter.

    • LaRod Stephens-Howling gained 24 yards on a catch-and-run in the first quarter.

    • Early Doucet had a 16-yard reception on third-and-10.

    • Rookie Michael Floyd made a one-handed catch in the fourth quarter.

    • Arizona held the ball for more than 18 minutes of the second half.

    • Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett each had one sack.

    • The Cardinals suffered no turnovers of consequence. Their lone interception came on a Hail Mary pass to end the first half.

Looking ahead: The Cardinals visit Green Bay in Week 9.