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Live Updates: San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals

If you're not watching live on Twitter, this game blog is the place for all of your updates for the San Francisco 49ers Week 5 home matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

The "Thursday Night Football" clash is a pivotal one for both 1-3 teams. Each NFC West rival will be without a key leader. NaVorro Bowman was placed on Injured Reserve earlier in the afternoon. The Cardinals will be without their starting quarterback Carson Palmer (concussion).

Keep it locked here for more updates throughout the game.


The 49ers announced the following inactive players:

The team also announced that Rashard Robinson will start for Jimmie Ward, Garrett Celek will start for Garrett Celek and Nick Bellore will start for Bowman.

The Cardinals announced the following inactive players:

First Quarter

The Cardinals won the toss and elected to receive. Arizona wideout J.J. Nelson brought Phil Dawson's kick out to their own 43-yard line. David Johnson picked up 17 yards on his first carry of the game. Michael Wilhoite and Aaron Lynch made starts at inside and outside linebacker, respectively.

Stanton's third-down deep ball for Jaron Brown was broken up down the left sideline by Tramaine Brock to force an Arizona punt.

View images from the TNF Color Rush game between San Francisco and Arizona during Week 5.

The 49ers first drive began a their own 20 but went three-and-out to start the game. The Cardinals take over at their own 38 with 12:28 left in the first quarter. San Francisco forced a second punt from their NFC West opponent.

Withe the ball for the second time, the 49ers picked up a pair of first downs. The first came on a short run by Gabbert. The second was on a swing pass from Gabbert to Pierre Garçon for a gain of 10. Garrett Celek, however, dropped a third-down pass from Gabbert to force another punt.

Arizona started drive No. 3 backed up to its own goal line but was able to move out to respectable field position at their own 39 with a few more runs from Johnson. Jaquiski Tartt recorded a pass breakup on a Stanton pass to Larry Fitzgerald to force a third Cardinals punt with 2:59 left in the opening quarter.

Second Quarter

The Cardinals got the ball back after Gabbert misfired on a deep ball intended for Rod Streater. Arizona will be 1st and 10 at their own 35 to open the second quarter. The 49ers defense forced another punt.

Bellore, Wilhoite and Gerald Hodges have done an excellent job containing Johnson so far. Fitzgerald dropped a third-down pass at midfield. San Francisco will begin its fifth drive at the 13-yard line with 8:58 left in the half.

And they didn't ... Kerley supplied the game's first points with a 9-yard touchdown grab to end a 10-play, 87-yard scoring drive. The slot receiver leads all players with five catches for 75 yards.

Phil Dawson's extra point makes it a 7-0 game with 4:12 left in the half.

The first turnover of the game was recorded by a defensive lineman. Go figure. A Gabbert pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage by outside linebacker Chandler Jones and intercepted by defensive tackle Calais Campbell at San Francisco's 21-yard line. One play later, Stanton connected on a touchdown pass to Fitzgerald who ran a perfect post-corner route.

The Cardinals tied the game 7-7 with 1:40 left to play in the half.

The 49ers and Cardinals swapped punts, again, to end the opening 30 minutes of play.

Gabbert finished the half 8-of-16 passing for 96 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a quarterback rating of 63.5. Gabbert was sacked three times in the half. San Francisco's offensive line allowed three sacks in the previous four games.

Hyde paced the running attack with 12 carries for 42 yards with a long rush of 10. Kerley led the pass-catchers with five catches for 75 yards on a team-high eight targets.

Defensively, Bellore led the way with eight tackles.

Third Quarter

Fumble on the opening kick from Chris Davis. Yes, that happened. Arizona has the ball inside the red zone just like that. Ifeanyi Momah forced the fumble and recovered it. The Cardinals ran three consecutive run plays and were set to attempt a field goal, but a running-into-the-kicker penalty kept the drive alive.

Johnson scored on a 4-yard touchdown to give Arizona its first lead of the game.

The Cardinals lead 14-7 with 12:45 left to play in the third quarter.

The 49ers were forced to punt. Garrett Celek injured his toe and is questionable to return.

Stanton connected with Fitzgerald for their second touchdown of the game from 29 yards out. San Francisco now trails by two touchdowns.

The Cardinals lead is now 21-7 with 7:35 left in the third quarter.Chris Davis (knee) is out for the game after being injured on the ensuing kick. The cornerback was carted to the 49ers locker room. Following back-to-back turnovers, San Francisco's offense drove across the 50 into Arizona territory.

Gabbert rushed for 24 yards up the middle to put the 49ers in the red zone at Arizona's 14-yard line. Hyde picked up his sixth rushing score of the year with a 1-yard plunge to give San Francisco its first touchdown of the third quarter in 2016. It was Hyde's third consecutive game with a rushing score, too.

The 49ers made it a 21-14 game with 1:54 left in the third quarter.Fourth QuarterInterception to the start the quarter from Gabbert. Cornerback Marcus Cooper undercut a pass intended for Kerley and returned it to San Francisco's 24-yard line. San Francisco's defense forced a three-and-out but a turnover close to the goal line hurt. Chandler Catanzaro connected on a 36-yard field goal.

The Cardinals lead 24-14 with 13:39 left in the game.It's not getting any better for the home team. Arizona just put together a 12-play scoring drive to put this game seemingly out of reach. Johnson punched in his second rushing score of the night

The Cardinals lead 31-14 with 4:44 left in the game.

Gabbert led a 13-play, 75-yard scoring drive which he finished with a 1-yard touchdown run around the right side of the field.

The 49ers made it a 31-21 game with 1:52 left in the game.San Francisco failed to recover an onside kick but forced an Arizona punt. On the 49ers ensuing possession, Gabbert was sacked in the end zone by Campbell for a safety.

The Cardinals lead 33-21 with 1:16 left in the game.Arizona kneeled on the ball three times to end the game.

Final score: Cardinals win, 33-21.

The 49ers fall to 1-4 on the year and have now lost four consecutive games. Head to for postgame reaction.

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