Thursday September 18th, 2014

San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals

The 49ers take on the Cardinals in Week 3 in both teams' NFC West opener. San Francisco is 1-1 after losing to the Chicago Bears 28-20 last week, while Arizona is 2-0 after beating the New York Giants 25-14.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 4:05 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed through NFL Sunday Ticket.

TV coverage: FOX

RadioFor a list of 49ers affiliates, click here. For a list of Cardinals affiliates, click here

Odds: As of Friday evening, Bovada has the 49ers as 3-point favorites.

Game Facts

Cardinals facts

The Cardinals haven't beaten the 49ers since a 21-19 victory at home in 2011.

Quarterback Carson Palmer missed last week's game with a nerve injury in his shoulder and is likely out against the 49ers as well.

In Palmer's absence, Drew Stanton threw for 167 yards and had no turnovers in his first game action since 2010 in the win over the Giants.

Running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence on Wednesday and was then deactivated by the team.

Fellow running back Andre Ellington continues to deal with a foot injury is likely to play on Sunday.

Ellington is cousins with 49ers receiver/punt returner Bruce Ellington.

Arizona has come back from fourth-quarter deficits in both of its wins this season.

The Cardinals are trying to start 3-0 for the second time in three years.

Arizona has gone 7-3 against the spread as a home underdog in its last 10 such games.

Cornerback Patrick Peterson was penalized three times last week against New York.

49ers facts

The 49ers have beaten the Cardinals four straight times and have won nine of the teams' last 10 matchups.

San Francisco has had 27 penalties accepted against it this season, more than any other team in the league.

The 49ers are the only team in the league not to have scored in the fourth quarter.

San Francisco is 10-1-1 against the spread in its last 12 games as road favorites.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick tied a career high with four turnovers against the Bears.

Kaepernick was fined $11,000 for using inappropriate language against Chicago.

Kaepernick is 3-0 with 838 passing yards and six touchdowns in his career against Arizona.

Tight end Vernon Davis might miss the game Sunday after injuring his ankle against the Bears.

Running back Frank Gore tied O.J. Simpson and Herschel Walker for 43rd all-time on the NFL career rushing touchdown list with his 61st against the Bears.

San Francisco's loss to Chicago was the team's first loss in a home opener under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Ben Estes

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