ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) – St. Louis natives were two of the most depen players in last night’s Thursday Night Football matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert for the 49ers (Parkway West High School) was swarmed all night by Arizona’s defensive end Marcus Golden (Affton High School). With two sacks last night, Golden is now the NFL leader with six sacks this season.
But on the opposite end of the performance spectrum, was Gabbert.
He went just 18 for 31 for 162 yards against the Cardinals, throwing two interceptions and once again struggling to get the ball down field. Gabbert ranks last in the NFL in yards per attempt (5.9) and his 69.6 passer rating is second worst in the league.
He may have just played himself out of the starting position.
The 49ers fans made their feelings known in the second half when they started chanting “We want Kap! We want Kap!” Gabbert responded by leading an 82-yard TD drive fueled in part by his 24-yard run. The chants started again after Gabbert threw his second interception and after the game coach Chip Kelly would not address whether it was time to make a quarterback change.
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