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49ers top Cards 38-7; Arizona last in NFC West

By Janie Mccauley

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Jan. 2 2011 5:50 p.m. MST

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith (11) passes against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011.

Ben Margot, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — Alex Smith threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis in what likely was the quarterback's final hurrah with the 49ers, and San Francisco beat Arizona 38-7 on Sunday in a matchup for last place in the awful NFC West.

Smith, the 2005 No. 1 overall draft pick who becomes a free agent, threw for 276 yards and two TDs overall and the Niners (6-10) made interim coach Jim Tomsula a winner in what will probably be his only game coaching the team. Tomsula was promoted from his defensive line duties after coach Mike Singletary was fired following a loss last week.

Larry Fitzgerald had a 10-yard TD reception from John Skelton among his 11 catches for Arizona (5-11).

Brian Westbrook had a pair of 6-yard TD runs in the third quarter for San Francisco.

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