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Thomas McCartney • 17 November 2019

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The Arizona Cardinals fans better hope the squad plays one heck of a game on Sunday as the odds are decidedly against them. Arizona and the San Francisco 49ers will face off in an NFC West battle at 4:05 p.m. ET at Levi's Stadium. Arizona is limping into the game on a three-game losing streak.

It was close but no cigar for Arizona as they fell 30-27 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. WR Christian Kirk put forth a good effort for the losing side as he caught six passes for 138 yards and three TDs. One of the most thrilling moments of the contest was Kirk's 69-yard TD reception down the right side of the field in the third quarter. Kirk's sharp afternoon set his single-game touchdown high for the season.

Meanwhile, San Francisco fought the good fight in their overtime matchup but wound up with a less-than-desirable result. They fell just short of the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 27-24. QB Jimmy Garoppolo had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw one interception and fumbled the ball twice with only 5.39 yards per passing attempt.

The San Francisco defensive unit accumulated four sacks for a loss of 33 yards. Leading the way was MLB Fred Warner and his two sacks.

Having both suffered close losses, both of these teams will no doubt be fighting for every inch to win this one. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Cardinals rank first in the league when it comes to forced fumbles, having caused 13 on the season. San Francisco is completely their equal: they also come into the game with 13 forced fumbles. We'll find out if either of these strengths ends up making the difference in the game.

The Cardinals did a pretty good job in the last meeting of maintaining some level of balance on offense. Kyler Murray was asked to throw the football only 24 times, and the offensive line was able to get some semblance of a running game going, as Kenyan Drake rushed for 110 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Thus, it is going to start up front with the offensive line being able to hold its own against a ferocious San Francisco defensive front. Staying committed to running the football even if it doesn’t produce big plays is going to be very important on Sunday. Murray will need to use his legs to try and slow down Nick Bosa, Dee Ford, and company. The passing game will face some tough sledding at times, as the 49ers secondary led by Richard Sherman is very good. However, if the Cardinals can hit a couple of explosive pass plays to Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald, and Andy Isabella, they will have a chance to stay competitive for four quarters.

Both teams rank in the top 10 in sacks. San Francisco has 35, good for second in the NFL, while Arizona has 27 (tied for 8th). The 49ers sacked Murray three times and collected three quarterback hits back in Week 9. Meanwhile, the Cardinals got to Garoppolo for one sack and five quarterback hits. The key on Sunday for both teams is to create a consistent amount of pressure all game long to force Murray and Garoppolo out of the pocket. Murray has superb mobility and can make plays on the run better than most quarterbacks. Garoppolo has some mobility himself, but in an ideal world, the offensive line will keep linebacker Chandler Jones away from him as much as possible this week.