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The Flagrant Foul: Cardinals/49ers Recap and a Week 5 NFL Preview

The Cardinals looks much improved when they rely on David Johnson. (Getty Images)

The Cardinals offense looks much improved when they rely on David Johnson. (Getty Images)

– Bill Annechino

Arizona 33 San Francisco 21

The Cardinals had to win this game, and I don’t think there was any doubt in most people’s minds that they would. Drew Stanton filled in admirably for Carson Palmer, to the point that I would say there may be a little bit of a quarterback controversy brewing, except that’s not how things work. This game was all about David Johnson, though. Johnson had 157 yards on the ground, adding another 28 on 3 catches. He also scored twice, as did Larry Fitzgerald. Johnson looks to be every bit the star that he was projected to be this year. Fitzgerald, meanwhile, still looks like every bit the Hall of Famer we know he is. Continue reading