Was it the tenacious defense? Perhaps. Frank Gore rumbling through the 'Stick like a runaway train? Could be. Steve Mahoney leading the 49ers out of the gate on his custom Niners Harley? You can't scientifically prove otherwise.
In any event, the home team dumped the Arizona Cardinals last night, 24-9
, on Monday Night Football -- marking the second time in as many chances that the team has gone on to victory after Department of Public Works steam-cleaner Mahoney has whooped up the crowd by rumbling his chopper onto Candlestick Park's turf.
Considering he isn't paid for his services -- Mahoney's a city native who used to peddle seat-covers at Kezar and bleeds red and gold -- we think he's earned his keep.