49ers Playmakers React to 47-7 Loss to Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The statistics speak for themselves.

Ten first downs. One hundred and fifty six net yards. Twenty three minutes and tweny-eight seconds in time of possession.

The San Francisco 49ers could not develop offensive rhythm in a 47-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. As a result, key offensive playmakers were left to answer tough questions on what attributed to the lopsided defeat.

A pair of pick-sixes by the Arizona Cardinals contributed heavily to the snowball effect of Sunday's loss in the desert.

"It's a challenge for anybody being down that many points and trying to fight back," said running back Pierre Garçon, who ran hard 15 times for 51 yards.

Hyde showed support for Colin Kaepernick, who threw four interceptions in the loss and displayed accountability for his performance, telling reporters the loss was "100 percent" on him. Hyde's 14-yard run and a 14-yard Kaepernick completion to Anquan Boldin stood as San Francisco's longest plays of the day.

"He didn't get down on himself," Hyde said of Kaepernick's demeanor on a tough day. "Nobody got down on him. Everybody stayed with him and stuck to the plan."

Torrey Smith, who caught zero passes a week after a six-catch, 120-yard outing against the Pittsburgh Steelers, put the Cardinals game in a veteran's perspective.

"I've been blown out before, too, now," he said. "It's all about how you bounce back. The good thing about it is that it's only Week 3. We have enough time to get things right."

Vernon Davis, the targeted receiver on two of Kaepernick's interceptions, said one of Arizona's coaches approached him before the game and tipped the tight end off on how the Cardinals were approaching the NFC West matchup.

"Before the game started," Davis began, "one of their coaches came up to me and said, 'We're going to take you out of the game.' That was their plan, and I'm sure they were trying to take other people away, as well like Torrey and Anquan and those guys."

The veteran tight end suffered a knee injury in the third quarter and did not return to the game. Davis did, however, walk off the field and his injury didn't appear to be serious.

Davis said he wants to see the 49ers quickly move on from Sunday's showing.

"We have to do a better job," he said. "It's pretty simple: Do a better job.

"We just have to get better."

San Francisco's schedule will continue to be challenging. The 49ers will host the undefeated Green Bay Packers in Week 4.

From the sounds of the players, the 49ers won't shy away from facing tough competition.

"We have a lot of games," Smith said. "We're still in the first quarter (of the season).

"We gotta look forward to that and put this one in the rear view. Look at the film and get ready for Green Bay."

Hyde shared a similar sentiment.

"We've got some work to do, but we'll be all right, though."

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