They scored only six points in the second half, but the 49ers prevailed at the end to beat the Cardinals 23-20 in Arizona Sunday. “I was impressed with how hard (the 49ers) played,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The 49ers could still win the NFC West if they beat the Cardinals and the Rams beat the Seahawks in Seattle Sunday. “(A Rams win in Seattle) is a long shot,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
The KCBS Radio morning crew asked John Madden to comment on some of the Week 15 NFL match-ups.
While a lot can happen before now and the end of the season, the playoffs are still very much in reach for the 49ers. Those who question San Francisco’s post-season chances are hanging their hat on the recent report from numberFire, giving them a 36.3 percent chance of making the playoffs. What is surprising is how anyone can agree with that.
The Packers, Bears and Lions are tied at 5-3 in the NFC North with the Bears and Lions facing off Sunday.
Wallace replaced Rodgers after he suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter. The Bears beat the Packers 27-20, and Madden expects the Packers to continue to struggle without Rodgers, who could be out several weeks.
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III ran 11 times for a season-high 84 yards in the Redskins 45-41 victory over Chicago Sunday. RG III also completed 18 of 29 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns.
Quarterback Nick Foles, who led the Eagles to victory over the Buccaneers last Sunday, may start against the Cowboys this Sunday as Michael Vick continues to nurse a hamstring injury.
“Pryor is always a threat. He’s making some big throws, and I think that gives them a chance,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is the scheduled starter against the Chargers Sunday night after sitting out a game following a concussion. But he might be missing injured running back Darren McFadden.