Warner, Cardinals grind out 23-13 win over Niners

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kurt Warner passed for 197 yards and led three monotonously effective drives in the second half of the Cardinals' 23-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Anquan Boldin had all of his eight catches for 82 yards in the second half of the Cardinals' third straight opener against the 49ers, who beat them twice last year to ruin their playoff hopes.

Arizona allowed none of the late-game hijinks that cost the Cards both meetings with San Francisco last year, grinding out 12 first downs while holding onto the ball for nearly 23 minutes in the second half.