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NFL Preview: Arizona Cardinals (1-2) at San Francisco 49ers (3-0)

STADIUM: Levi’s Stadium
REFEREE: Clete Blakeman

DATE: Sunday, October 1, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin
SiriusXM (team name linked to SXM App) ARI: 109 or 383 SF: 104 or 225

ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY – REG. SEASON: SF leads series, 34-29 (SF won past 2)

THE LAST TIME … REG. SEASON: 1/8/23: ARI 13 at SF 38

HEAD COACHES NOTES:

Jonathan Gannon vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 1-2 (.333) Postseason: 0-0

Kyle Shanahan vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 5-7 Reg. Season: 55-46 (.545) Postseason: 6-3 (.667)

ARIZONA CARDINALS NOTES:

  • QB JOSH DOBBS completed 17 of 21 atts. (81 percent) for 189 yards & TD pass vs. 0 INTs for 120 rating & had career-high 55 rush yards in Week 3, his 1st-career win as starter. Has TD pass in 4 of his 5 career starts.
  • RB JAMES CONNER had 116 scrimmage yards (98 rush, 18 rec.) & rush TD in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Has 1,181 scrimmage yards (84.4 per game) & 12 TDs (10 rush, 2 rec.) in 14 road games with Ari., incl. 50+ scrimmage yards in each game. Had 173 scrimmage yards (96 rush, 77 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his last game at SF (11/7/21). Aims for his 4th in row vs. SF with TD.
  • TE ZACH ERTZ has 6+ catches in 6 of his past 8 road games.
  • WR MARQUISE BROWN had 5 receptions for 61 yards & rec. TD in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches, 50+ rec. yards & rec. TD.
  • WR RONDALE MOORE had 1st-career rush TD last week.
  • WR MICHAEL WILSON (rookie) had team-high 86 rec. yards in Week 3.
  • LB ZAVEN COLLINS had sack in Week 3. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4 on road & PD in 5 of his past 6 road games. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD.
  • LB KYZIR WHITE led team with 14 tackles & had 5th-career INT last week. Aims for his 5th in row with TFL.
  • LB DENNIS GARDECK has TFL in 2 of his past 3 road games.
  • S JALEN THOMPSON had 8 tackles & PD last week. Has 5+ tackles in 6 of his past 7 on road & aims for his 5th in row on road with 5+ tackles. Had 8 tackles & TFL in last meeting.
  • CB KEI’TREL CLARK (rookie) had 10 tackles & 2 PD last week & aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD.
  • S K’VON WALLACE aims for his 4th in row with 7+ tackles.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS NOTES:

  • 49ERS advanced to 3-0 for 1st time since 2019. Have won 13 consecutive reg. season games, 2nd-longest such streak in franchise history [15 games (Week 12, 1989 – Week 10, 1990)].
  • QB BROCK PURDY completed 25 of 37 atts. for career-high 310 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.3 rating in Week 3, his 1st-career 300-yard game. Became 3rd quarterback since 1970 to win each of his 1st 8 career starts. Has 2+ TD passes in 7 of 8 career starts. Aims for his 9th in row with 90+ rating. Had career highs in TD passes (3) & rating (141.3) in last meeting.
  • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 5 receptions, 119 scrimmage yards (85 rush, 34 rec.) & rush TD in Week 3. Has TD in 12 consecutive games, incl. postseason, tied 4th-longest such streak since 1990. Can become 1st player since 2014 (DeMarco Murray) with 115+ scrimmage yards & scrimmage TD in each of his team’s 1st 4 games of season. Had TD catch in last meeting.
  • WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 6 catches for 129 yards & 1st rec. TD of season last week, his 11th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards.
  • WR BRANDON AIYUK has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ari. Has 50+ rec. yards in 6 of his past 7 at home.
  • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 7 catches for 90 yards in Week 3. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past 3 vs. Ari. & aims for his 4th in row vs. Ari. with TD catch.
  • DL NICK BOSA had 1st sack of season in Week 3. Has 14 sacks & 15 TFL in his past 10 at home, incl. sack in 9 of 10 games. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ari. with sack.
  • DL JAVON HARGRAVE had 2nd sack of season in Week 3.
  • LB FRED WARNER has 90 tackles (9 per game) in 10 career games vs. Ari. Has 8+ tackles in 6 of his past 7.
  • S TALANOA HUFANGA had 2nd INT of season last week.
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