49ers vs Cardinals Week Eight Capsule

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5-2) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-3)

SERIES

  49ERS CARDINALS
SERIES LEADER 24-17  
STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 1-1 Whisenhunt: 3-7
LAST WEEK W 13-6 vs. Seahawks L 21-14 at Vikings
LAST GAME 12/11/11: 49ers 19 at Cardinals 21. Arizona QB John Skelton throws TD passes to WR Early Doucet (60 yards), WR Larry Fitzgerald (46) & game-winning 3-yarder to WR Andre Roberts.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/11/11
BROADCAST ESPN (5:30 PM MST): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Suzy Kolber (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter).SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (SF), 93 (Arz.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (SF), 226 (Arz.).

STATS

PASSING Ale. Smith: 127-190-1,427-9-5-93.9 J. Skelton: 41-74-456-1-3-61.5
RUSHING Gore: 103-601-5.8-4 (T3C) Stephens-Howling: 43-127-3.0-2
RECEIVING Crabtree: 34-368-10.8-1 Fitzgerald: 40-459-11.5-3
OFFENSE 376.4 293.4
TAKE/GIVE +2 +4
DEFENSE 272.3 (1L) 312.1
SACKS Ald. Smith: 5.5 Washington: 6
INTs Goldson: 2 Peterson: 3
PUNTING Lee: 47.5 Zastudil: 46.6
KICKING Akers: 57 (18/18 PAT; 13/18 FG) Feely: 46 (13/13 PAT; 11/14 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: QB ALEX SMITH has won 4 of past 5 starts vs. Arz. Is 8-1 in past 9 starts vs. division. In career, SF is 13-0 when he starts & has 100+ rating. Has won 19 of past 24 starts…In past 8 games vs. Arz., RB FRANK GORE has 720 rush yards (90 per game) & 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.). Since 2006, has 7,618 rush yards, 2nd most in NFL…TE VERNON DAVIS has 8 TDs in past 9 (incl. playoffs). Aims for 4th in row vs. Arz. with 25+ yard catch. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFC TEs with 34 TDs. In past 6 vs. NFC West, WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 35 catches for 481 yards (80.2 per game) & 3 TDs. WR-PR-KR TED GINN JR. had 207 total yards (100 KR, 93 PR, 14 rec.) in last meeting…Incl. playoffs, LB ALDON SMITH has 21.5 sacks in past 22. Aims for 3rd in row with sack vs. Arz. Has 6 sacks in past 6 vs. division. Since 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is 1 of 2 with 15+ sacks (17) & 6+ INTs (6). Has 2 sacks, 2 FF & INT in past 3 vs. Arz. DT JUSTIN SMITH has 4 sacks & 2 FF in past 3 vs. Arz. S DASHON GOLDSON aims for 3rd in row vs. Arz. with INT…CARDINALS: QB JOHN SKELTON is 6-0 at home in career as starter. Passed for 282 yards & 3 TDs with 106.5 rating in last meeting…RB LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING had career-high 104 rush yards & TD last week. RB WILLIAM POWELL rushed for career-high 70 yards (5.4 avg.) in last home game…WR LARRY FITZGERALD aims for 4th in row vs. SF with TD. Has 21 catches for 315 yards (105 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 meetings. Since 2005, leads NFL in rec. yards (9,294) & rec. TDs (68). WR ANDRE ROBERTS had 4th career 100-yard rec. game (103) & TD last week. Has 7 TDs in past 11. WR EARLY DOUCET had 60-yard TD catch in last meeting…LB DARYL WASHINGTON has 7 sacks in past 8, including 2 vs. Vikings. Had sack in last game vs. SF. LB O’BRIEN SCHOFIELD has 4 sacks in past 5. LB SAM ACHO had 1st career INT last week. CB PATRICK PETERSON has INT in 2 of past 3. Had 1st career sack in last meeting.


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