After dropping to No. 24 after losing to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9, they moved up five places back into the top 20 at No. 19 with the victory.
The offense seemed to find some rhythm with McCoy playing, but if the offense gets off schedule at all, McCoy's flaws will show through.
If the Cardinals can somehow pick up a big win over the Niners on Monday, it might be enough momentum to push them into real contention for the playoffs.
As tight as the NFC is, the Cardinals still have a chance, but they need to win games.
NFC playoff race remains tight for wild card entering Week 11
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