4:05 PM ET, December 7, 2003
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeff Garcia tried to disguise his shock as he moved under center. Two yards from the end zone, the Arizona Cardinals somehow had forgotten to cover Terrell Owens, standing all alone on the left side of the field.
There's no way both players are back next season as starters. I firmly believe Smith will retire after this season and I can't see Blake as the starter next season. Blake is a fine quarterback, but he's past the age where he can be the future of a team and right now the Cardinals need to start thinking about the future.
Question on the 49ers: Is there a QB controversy or is this simply Garcia's job?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Raiders LB Bill Romanowski, on injured reserve after a series of concussions, attended the game in the Fox broadcast booth while Oakland lost at Pittsburgh. ... Emmitt Smith rushed four times for 15 yards in his second game back from a broken shoulder blade. ... San Francisco TE Jed Weaver had four catches for a career-best 76 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.2||7.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||2:43||JEFF GARCIA 3 YD RUN (TODD PETERSON KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 73 yds, 2:43
|TD||14:55||TERRELL OWENS 1 YD PASS FROM JEFF GARCIA (TODD PETERSON KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 56 yds, 3:11
|TD||3:27||TAI STREETS 18 YD PASS FROM JEFF GARCIA (TODD PETERSON KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 63 yds, 1:28
|TD||7:47||CEDRICK WILSON 27 YD PASS FROM JEFF GARCIA (PAT FAILED) |
Drive: 5 plays, 41 yds, 2:06
|TD||14:27||TERRELL OWENS 2 YD PASS FROM JEFF GARCIA (TODD PETERSON KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 50 yds, 1:06
|TD||9:59||JAMES HODGINS 3 YD PASS FROM JOSH MCCOWN (NEIL RACKERS KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 66 yds, 2:41
|TD||12:20||JEFF GARCIA 4 YD RUN (TODD PETERSON KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 41 yds, 2:21
|TD||0:09||KEVAN BARLOW 46 YD RUN (TODD PETERSON KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 64 yds, 1:43
|TD||12:59||ANQUAN BOLDIN 16 YD PASS FROM JOSH MCCOWN (NEIL RACKERS KICK) |
Drive: 15 plays, 94 yds, 6:42