49ers Team Grades: SF Drops To 0-9 With Uninspiring Performance Against ArizonaTo think this was a winnable game a week ago now seems foolish, as the 49ers remain winless after suffering another loss, this time at home to the mediocre Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals Are The Team To Beat In The NFCThe San Francisco 49ers are 3-7 this year and going nowhere fast. This weekend, they host the 8-2 Arizona Cardinals, who may be the best team in the NFC this year (with all due respect to the 10-0 Carolina Panthers).
Injury Report: Cardinals Expected To Play Lindley At QB In NFC Wild Card Vs PanthersA knee injury to QB Drew Stanton continues to slow him down in practices, but head coach Brian Polian is hopeful to have his second-string quarterback available for the Panthers. The Cardinals are a battered squad in other positions as well.
Arizona Cardinals Look To Defy Super Bowl Odds Starting With Carolina PanthersDoes Arizona have enough in the tank to make a deep run and play in its second Super Bowl in franchise history? It looks sketchy at best, but this is why you play the games. Arizona has a tough road to travel to get to the Super Bowl, but it is pointless to worry about that for now. For now, it is all about beating Carolina.
Five Things: Cardinals Vs. Rams Thursday Night RoundupTwo defensive-minded teams with sub-par quarterbacks produced the lowest-scoring game of the season last night. The Arizona Cardinals improved to 11-3 without scoring a touchdown, winning in St. Louis 12-6.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Cardinals Defense, Tre Mason And Rams DefenseThe Rams have been especially strong, as they are coming off back-to-back shutouts. While three in a row does not look likely, they could very well hold the visitor to less than two touchdowns.
CBS Sports Dan Fouts Talks Cardinals Vs. Rams On Thursday Night FootballThe St. Louis Rams aren't necessarily out of the playoff race, but one more loss could get them to that point. The Arizona Cardinals have struggled a little since Carson Palmer went down with a season-ending injury. Now, the two NFC West teams are going to battle it out on "Thursday Night Football" and CBS Sports' Dan Fouts talked about how important the game is for both.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Arizona Cardinals At St. Louis RamsA win Thursday could put Arizona in the playoffs for the first time in five seasons; the simplest combination involves Dallas and Philadelphia not tying.
Daily Madden: A Lot Of Questions In NFC WestThe 49ers play the 3-6 Giants in New York Sunday with a chance to move up in the NFC West standings.
Opponent Profile: Cardinals Come To Town With Carson Palmer, Hope To Keep Raiders WinlessNext up for the 2014 Oakland Raiders: the Arizona Cardinals, the team currently leading the tough NFC West with a 4-1 record this season. The Cardinals aren't a dominating team, however, and if the Silver & Black can play well for a second week in a row for once, they may have a shot at the upset at the Coliseum.
Team Grades: 49ers Start Strong, Stumble Late And Lose To CardinalsSan Francisco raced to the early lead than watched their opponent come back take the lead and snuff any attempt of a 49er comeback. The end result being a 23-14 Cardinal victory and a 49er team under .500.