Oct 29, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein (63) prepares to snap the ball while facing off against the San Francisco 49ers defensive line during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers: Game preview, odds, and predictions


Date: October 13
Start Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: San Francisco, California
Stadium: Candlestick Park
TV Info: FOX
Line: San Francisco -11
Over/Under: 41½

The San Francisco’s season got off to a rough start following a NFC Championship. Since starting the season 1-2, the 49ers have gone on a two game in streak to get over .500 and to 3-2. There are still a plethora of issues the 49ers need to work out before they are officially ‘back.’

The 49ers pass offense ranks 31st in the NFL with an average of 181.6 yards per game. That is in part due to the injuries and depth at receiver. Their ground game has been more dominant. They also boast a strong pass defense.

The Arizona Cardinals season has been a different story line. They’ve won all their games at home, like they’ve needed, to, and they’ve beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road to get to a 3-2 record. Unfortunately for the Cardinals the majority of their team ranks fall in the bottom half of the league. Their strong suit is the run defense, which is one of the 49ers strengths.

Prediction:

The 49ers, at home, will get this done, no problem.

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