While it’s no surprise that Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu had an outstanding game, his performance was truly dynamic. As the Cardinals offense struggled as much as it has all season, Mathieu’s performance couldn’t have come at a better time.
Mathieu proved to be a thorn in the side of the San Francisco 49ers offense, totaling 13 tackles along with a tackle for a loss. Mathieu also added an interception and defended two additional passes on the afternoon.
Although, CB Patrick Peterson usually steals the headlines, Mathieu has quickly developed into the heart and soul of the Arizona defense, Mathieu, along with a tremendous group of other safeties on the Cardinals roster, have carried the defense all season long and show no signs of slowing down soon.