Found December 09, 2011 on
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers completely shut down the Cardinals, 26-0 last weekend. They beat the Cardinals 23-7 in San Francisco just three weeks ago. That was the only game the Cardinals have lot in their last five games and they will have Kevin Kolb under center this weekend. Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the 49ers have the ball: The 49ers will likely go with the conservative approach as they ran the ball 42 times in the first meeting between these two teams. The Cardinals are giving up 119.4 yards rushing per game and 4.0 yards per carry, so Frank Gore should have a good game this Sunday. Look for Kendall Hunter to also be involved in the running attack this weekend in an attempt to keep Gore healthy. Alex Smith should have time to throw the ball this weekend, so look for him to continue to target WRs Michael Crabtree, Kyle Williams and Ted Ginn down the field. The Cardinals are giving up 251.1 yards passing per game, so the Niners should be o.k. this weekend when throw...
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1. Kevin Kolb is not good, and not good for Larry Fitzgerald
It looks safe to say that Kevin Kolb is not the franchise quarterback the Cardinals hoped for when they traded for him in the offseason. There must be at least 20 better quarterbacks this year.
Despite facing a schedule that has combined to allow 130 passing touchdowns while forcing just 90 interceptions, Kolb has just...
QB Kevin Kolb had soreness in his right foot after playing for the first time in a month, RB Beanie Wells is still limited by a sore right knee and more inside.
The Cardinals lost 23-7 in San Francisco just three weeks ago, but, they have won four of their last five games. The Cardinals will be starting Kevin Kolb at QB instead of John Skelton this time around against the Niners, so I expect a much different football game. The 49ers dumped the hapless Rams in San Francisco last weekend, 26-0. Here is a look at the matchups in this...
Jim Harbaugh is a good bet to be named NFL Coach of the Year, but he's also a shoo-in for an even more important (although mythical) award - Cheerleader of the Year.
Harbaugh wrapped up the latter award last week with his impassioned plea for a Frank Gore statue.
"He's not normal!" Harbaugh...
Scout.com Cardinals expert Brad Wilbricht stops by NinersDigest to answer our questions about what’s up with Arizona. What’s gotten into the Cards lately and how have they turned around their season? What did it mean for the Cards to get back Kevin Kolb at QB and what’s their situation at the position? How badly do they want to end a five-game losing skid to the 49ers? These...