What a difference a year makes. The Niners are 3-1 this year, a far cry from their terrible start last year. They won their last two games away from home. And the Cardinals are doing their best impression of the Niners, with fourth quarter collapses reminiscent of last year’s Niners team.
We have only played 25% of the season, and there is still a lot of football to go. But unless the Cardinals can beat the Niners in both divisional games, and have the tiebreaker, it’s looking more and more like the Niners might be the team that takes the NFC West. Those two games against the Niners are shaping up to be critical for the Cardinals to have a chance at winning the NFC West this year.