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49ers Prepare for Another New Cardinals Quarterback

San Francisco and Arizona have faced off 51 times. Here are the best shots from the teams' meetings.

In this Wednesday, Christmas Eve edition of Niners Daily, we quote the coordinators, take a trip around the NFL and dive into the vault.*

Preparing for Cards QB

The San Francisco 49ers will face rookie signal-caller Logan Thomas for the first time on Sunday.

And Thomas will make his first NFL start, replacing the injured Drew Stanton and the ineffective Ryan Lindley.

We asked the team's offensive and defensive coordinators about Thomas.

OC Greg Roman

Did you do a lot of work on Thomas leading up to last year's draft?

"We did the commensurate amount of work you would expect, yeah."

What was your take away from that?

"Well, I mean a good player, mobile, big arm. He's a dangerous guy."

DC Vic Fangio

What do you know about Thomas?

"Has a big arm. Athletic. Good size. He's a talented quarterback, and I know (Arizona head coach) Bruce (Arians) is putting him in there to see if he's the guy that should play in the playoffs for him if need be."

With a guy with a limited sample size, when you're evaluating him, do you go back to the preseason or do you go back to when you guys were working on him in the draft, potentially, too?

"All the above. We've seen all his snaps this year, preseason and regular season. And we do have some tape from him in college."

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The Vault

Two 49ers were named to the 2015 Pro Bowl, while five alternates were also selected from the team.

Here are highlights from the 2012 game, when Joe Staley and Justin Smith combined on seven tackles.

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