Standouts from San Francisco 49ers’ Week 3 Loss

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Sep 21, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach

Jim Harbaugh

(L) shakes hands with Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians (R) after their game at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals won 23-14. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

With Sunday’s loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the San Francisco 49ers’ second-half woes continue. For the second consecutive week, the 49ers entered halftime with a lead, only to fall flat after the break and walk away with a mark in the loss column. The defense struggled to get off the field and the offense struggled to get into rhythm.

One week after racking up fifteen penalties against the Chicago Bears, the 49ers again had problems with yellow flags. The number dropped, as San Francisco was penalized nine times this week, but there were a lot of big penalties, including some huge personal fouls in big spots. This is obviously a huge facet of their game that needs to be fixed or the next thirteen games could be rough.

Through three games, the 49ers are tied for last in the NFC West. Of course, it’s still very early in the season, and there’s plenty of time to right the ship.

All in all, many players stood out on Sunday. Some were good and some were bad. Let’s take a look at a few of those players.