4:15 PM ET, January 2, 2011
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO -- With all the pressure off, the San Francisco 49ers decided to just have fun. Fired-up, fill-in coach Jim Tomsula had a lot to do with that.The Niners wound up with the kind of performance in their season finale they expected all year. Instead of the playoffs, San Francisco enters an offseason of change. The franchise will soon hire a new general manager, and a coach, then search for a quarterback.Alex Smith threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis in what likely was the quarterback's final hurrah with the 49ers, and San Francisco beat Arizona 38-7 on Sunday in a matchup for last place in the awful NFC West.
• The 49ers finished the season 6-10 after an 0-5 start.
• Brian Westbrook ran for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
• Larry Fitzgerald caught a season-high 11 passes for 125 yards, marking his third 100-yard receiving game of the season.
• The Cardinals finished the season with a 5-11 record, their worst since 2006.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Second-year 49ers WR Michael Crabtree had four receptions and topped the 100-catch mark for his career. ... San Francisco has gone 22 straight games without allowing a 100-yard rusher, the longest active streak in the NFL. This is the first time since 1997 and the fifth in franchise history the team didn't allow a 100-yard rusher the entire season. ... 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks got his first career interception.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.4||6.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||4:52||Ted Ginn Jr. 37 Yard Pass From Alex Smith (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 63 yds, 0:00
|FG||14:24||Jeff Reed 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 36 yds, 3:46
|TD||7:35||Larry Fitzgerald 10 Yard Pass From John Skelton (Jay Feely Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 37 yds, 2:45
|TD||13:13||Vernon Davis 59 Yard Pass From Alex Smith (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yds, 1:58
|TD||9:07||Brian Westbrook 6 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 78 yds, 3:08
|TD||6:56||Brian Westbrook 6 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 8 yds, 0:40
|TD||4:13||Tarell Brown 62 Yard Interception Return (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 50 yds, 3:09