Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers: Game Time, TV Schedule, and Injury Report
By Scott Allen
Oct 13, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) and San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) talk after the game on the field at Candlestick Park. San Francisco 49ers won 32-20. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports
The Arizona Cardinals reach week 17 with two things in mind. First, beat the San Francisco 49ers. Secondly, hope to also sneak into the playoffs with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon. Playoffs or no playoffs though, the Cards have a chance to finish 11-5 for the first time since moving to Arizona 25 years ago.
The last time these two teams played in October, the Cards had a 22-20 lead before the Niners went on a nine minute drive to wear down the Cards defense. It was a game the Niners eventually won 32-20. This time, both teams are playing for something. The Cards are playing just to get into the playoffs and the Niners are hoping for a win and a Seattle Seahawks loss to win the NFC West and get first-round bye. The Niners clinched a playoff spot last week with a 34-24 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Last week the Cards defeated the Seahawks in Seattle 17-10 off a stellar defensive effort and some timely fourth-quarter offense. Cards quarterback Carson Palmer threw a season-high four interceptions but saved his best performance for last with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Michael Floyd in that fourth quarter.
University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ
TV: FOX (Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa)
Radio: 92.3 KTAR-FM/Arizona Sports 620 AM (click here for affiliates)
Latest Line: Niners -1
Game Time/Weather: 2:25pm Arizona Time, Indoors (72 outside for pre-game tailgating). No word as of Saturday on roof open or closed.
Questionable: Rashad Johnson, Daryn Colledge, John Abraham
Probable: Nate Potter, Daryl Washington, Darnell Dockett, Matt Shaughnessy, Drew Stanton, Carson Palmer, Rashard Mendenhall, Rob Housler
San Francisco 49ers:
Out: Mario Manningham
Questionable: Dan Skuta
Probable: Mike Iupati, Kassim Osgood, Jonathan Goodwin, Justin Smith, Navorro Bowman, Vance McDonald, Frank Gore, Tarell Brown, Michael Crabtree