Week 5 begins on Thursday night with the San Francisco 49ers hosting the Arizona Cardinals (CBS/NFL Network/Twitter; 8:25 PM ET) at Levi’s Stadium. The Cardinals are seeking their third consecutive win against the 49ers. In the last meeting, Cardinals QB Carson Palmer scored the game-winning touchdown on an eight-yard run with 2:28 remaining. Arizona RB David Johnson leads the NFL in scrimmage yards (510) and is the first Cardinals player to have 100+ scrimmage yards in each of the team’s first four games of a season. The 49ers look to improve to 2-1 in the NFC West this season. RB Carlos Hyde, who rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown last week, leads the NFC with five rushing touchdowns.
|REGULAR SEASON SERIES|
|STREAKS||3 of past 4|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Bruce Arians: 3-3||Chip Kelly: 1-2|
|LAST WEEK||L 17-13 vs. Los Angeles||L 24-17 vs. Dallas|
|LAST GAME||11/29/15: Cardinals 19 at 49ers 13. Arizona QB Carson Palmer has GW 8-yard TD run with 2:28 remaining. Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu has 13 tackles & INT.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||11/29/15|
|BROADCAST||CBS/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Az), 81 (SF). XM: 88
(WW1), 226 (Az), 225 (SF).
|PASSING||Carson Palmer: 90-153-1150-6-5-81.9 OR Drew Stanton: 5-15-48-0-2-3.6||Blaine Gabbert: 69-119-728-4-4-73.1|
|RUSHING||David Johnson: 64-300-4.7-3||Carlos Hyde: 73-299-4.1-5|
|RECEIVING||Larry Fitzgerald: 25-280-11.2-3||Jeremy Kerley: 18-202-11.2-1|
|SACKS||Markus Golden, Chandler Jones: 4||Ahmad Brooks: 2|
|INTs||Marcus Cooper, Patrick Peterson: 2||4 tied: 1|
|PUNTING||Ryan Quigley: 42.3||Bradley Pinion: 46.1|
|KICKING||Chandler Catanzaro: 24 (9/10 PAT; 5/6 FG)||Phil Dawson: 22 (10/10 PAT; 4/5 FG)|
CARDINALS: QB Carson Palmer has 300+ pass yards & 2+ TDs in 2 of past 3 vs. SF. Rushed for TD in last meeting. QB Drew Stanton passed for 244 yards & 2 TDs in 9/21/14 meeting…RB David Johnson had 124 scrimmage yards (83 rush, 41 rec.) in Week 4. Aims for 5th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Had rush TD in last meeting. RB Chris Johnson had rush TD last week. Rushed for 110 yards & 2 TDs in 9/27/15 meeting...WR John Brown had 10 receptions for 144 yards in Week 4. Had 5 receptions for 99 yards in last meeting. WR Larry Fitzgerald aims for 3rd in row vs. SF with 9+ receptions. Had 9 receptions for 134 yards & 2 TDs in 9/27/15 meeting. WR Michael Floyd has TD catch in 2 of past 3…LB Chandler Jones has 6 sacks in past 6. Has sack in all 4 games with AZ this season. Tied with LB Markus Golden for most sacks on team (4). CB Patrick Peterson has INT in 2 of past 3. S Tony Jefferson had sack & FF in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. SF. Led team with 9 tackles last week. S Tyvon Branch had 9 tackles in only career meeting (10/17/10 with Oak). S Tyrann Mathieu has 3 INTs in past 2 vs. SF. Had INT-TD in 9/27/15 meeting
49ERS: QB Blaine Gabbert passed for 318 yards & TD for 94.4 rating in last meeting… RB Carlos Hyde has 4 TDs in past 2 vs. NFC West. Rushed for 74 yards & TD in Week 4. Leads NFC with 5 rush TDs in 2016…WR Jeremy Kerley had 6 receptions for 88 yards & TD last week. TE Garrett Celek had 5 receptions for 79 yards in Week 4. TE Vance McDonald had 6 receptions for 71 yards & TD in last meeting…NT Mike Purcell had sack in last meeting. LB NaVorro Bowman aims for 4th in row vs. AZ with 8+ tackles. Had 8 tackles & sack last week. Leads team with 35 tackles. LB Ahmad Brooks has 6 sacks in 5 career home games vs. Az. CB Rashard Robinson had career-high 3 PD in Week 4. S Antoine Bethea has 9+ tackles in 2 of past 3.