Cardinals-49ers Capsule

ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-2) at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-7)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 8

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cardinals 6-4, 49ers 4-6

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 29-19

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat 49ers 47-7, Sept. 27

LAST WEEK - Cardinals beat Bengals 34-31; 49ers lost to Seahawks 29-13

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 3, 49ers No. 29

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (10), PASS (4).

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (6), PASS (8).

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (18), PASS (30T).

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (27), PASS (27).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cardinals have won four in row, have second-best record in NFL along with Cincinnati and Denver. Cardinals have won two of last three against San Francisco. ... Arizona's last road win in rivalry came Sept. 7, 2008, at Candlestick Park (23-13). San Francisco will try to split season series for second straight year. ... 49ers have won last six meetings at home vs. Cardinals and seven of eight. ... 49ers scored 20 or more points in each of those six consecutive home victories against Cardinals. ... Arizona QB Carson Palmer tries for 22nd win in last 26 starts. His 27 touchdowns passing are most by Cardinals quarterback in opening 10 games. He had 311 yards passing and 102.5 rating in first meeting with San Francisco. ... RB Chris Johnson ran for 110 yards and two TDs in first meeting, while WR Larry Fitzgerald had nine catches for 134 yards and two scores. ... Demoted and now injured 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick threw four interceptions in first meeting, two returned for touchdowns. ... That 47-7 loss wrapped up two-game stretch in which Niners allowed 90 points for first time since 1980. ... LB NaVorro Bowman leads NFC with 97 tackles in comeback season from knee surgery. In last three games against Cardinals, Bowman has 25 tackles, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. ... Fantasy Tip: 49ers WR Anquan Boldin had 76-yard touchdown catch at home against his former Arizona team last year. He has two games of 100-plus yards receiving in last four and another of 93 last week in loss at Seattle.

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