Sunday’s match between the Cardinals and Niners is expected to be one of the toughest games of Week 4, not only because the close NFL game odds on both teams, but also due the intense battle for the leading position in the NFC West. Thanks to Sunday losses by the Seattle Seahawks and the San Fransisco 49ers, the Cardinals currently sit on top of the NFC West. But with Arizona hosting the 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 21, in the University of Phoenix Stadium, the Cardinals will have to win the game, or else lose their early lead in the tough division. This, however, will not be an easy task considering that the 49ers have won nine of the last ten games against them.
Game PreviewDespite out gaining the Bears 197-93 total yards in the first half, lack of focus and fatigue in the second half led to the collapse of the 49ers. In the first game against the Dallas, they also had an early lead, but barely played well in the second half. When playing against the Cardinals, staying focused during the entire game will be of utmost importance.
San Francisco is listed as 3-Point Favorite to win this gameQuarterback Drew Stanton had a decent game in the absence of first-choice Cardinals QB Palmer. If Stanton starts Sunday’s game, a regimented running game will be key to winning. Everything seems to be going right for them, as was witnessed last weekend. However, they cannot afford to dampen the hard work that has the Cardinals atop the NFC West.