Eno Benjamin and Brandon Aiyuk were used to scoring touchdowns for the same team. On Sunday, the pair scored touchdowns as opponents. The 2020 Arizona State NFL Draftees both had their best games of the season (best career game for Benjamin) in the Cardinals 31-17 win over the 49ers.
Benjamin received his biggest workload after Chase Edmonds went down with an injury early in the game. The highlight of the day came in the third quarter when Benjamin put Arizona up 31-7 in the third quarter. He took one of his nine carries from Colt McCoy and bulldozed Dre Kirkpatrick on his way to his first career score. Benjamin finished with 39 yards with most coming on the 21-yard score.
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Meanwhile, Aiyuk, who has been in the weird Kyle Shanahan, put together a stat line many thought he would have for a primed second-year breakout. He had a season-high in yards (89) and catches (6) along with his second touchdown of the season.
Hopefully this is the start of good second halves of the seasons for the former Sun Devils.