GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes, Jeff Wilson ran for 183 yards, and the San Francisco 49ers dealt a brutal blow to the Arizona Cardinals’ playoff hopes by defeating them 20-12 on Saturday.
Beathard was making his first start since 2018. He was 1-9 as a starting quarterback before he was pressed into action against the Cardinals because of injuries to Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Mullens.
The Cardinals started the day positioned as the No. 7 and final team in the NFC playoff field, but the game was a struggle from the outset.