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Team Comparisons: 49ers Host First Divisional Matchup of 2018 against Cardinals

The San Francisco 49ers return home to Levi's® Stadium in Week 5 following back-to-back road games against the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers. In their first divisional matchup of the season, the 49ers host the Arizona Cardinals who are eyeing their first win of 2018.

Here's a preview of Sunday's Week 5 matchup against the Cardinals.

Series Highlights

San Francisco leads the all-time series between the two teams, 29-24.

The 49ers look for their first win over the Cardinals since December of 2014.

The 49ers lead the series at home against the Cardinals, 17-11.

Cardinals Key Additions

  • HC Steve Wilks
  • QB Sam Bradford
  • QB Josh Rosen
  • G Justin Pugh
  • WR Christian Kirk

Cardinals Notes from Last Week

The Cardinals fell to the Seahawks, 20-17, following Seattle's walk-off field goal as time expired.

  • Passing Leader: In his first career start, rookie quarterback Josh Rosen completed 15-of-27 passes for 180 yards and one touchdown.
  • Rushing Leader: Star running back David Johnson posted 71 yards on 22 carries and a touchdown.
  • Receiving Leader: Ricky Seals-Jones led all Cardinals pass catchers with 52 yards on two receptions, including a long of 31.
  • Defensive Leader: Tre Boston led the Cardinals defense with 11 tackles.

49ers Notes from Last Week

In the final minutes of the contest, the 49ers fell to the Chargers, 29-27.

  • Passing Leader: C.J. Beathard completed 23-of-37 passes for 298 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 4.
  • Rushing Leader: Matt Breida put up 39 yards on nine carries against the Chargers defense.
  • Receiving Leader: Second-year tight end George Kittle led the team with six receptions for career-high 125 yards and a touchdown.
  • Defensive Leader: Antone Exum had a 32-yard interception and touchdown, the first of his career, and three passes defended in Week 4.

Team Comparison


Offensive Comparisons


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Final Nuggets

  • Matt Breida ranks third in NFL with 313 rushing yards in 2018 behind Ezekiel Elliott (426) and Todd Gurley (338). Breida has 347 scrimmage yards (115.7 per game) and a rushing touchdown over his last three contests.
  • Marquise Goodwin has 18 catches for 312 yards (78 per game) and a touchdown in his past four contests at home.
  • George Kittle currently ranks third among NFL tight ends with 316 receiving yards and leads tight ends with 218 yards after the catch this season.
  • Pierre Garçon has two touchdowns in his four career meetings against the Cardinals. He has 11 receptions for 178 yards (89 per game) in his past two divisional matchups with the 49ers.
  • Kendrick Bourne has a touchdown catch in two of his past three games.
  • Reuben Foster had a career-high 14 tackles in the 49ers last meeting against the Cardinals. He has 20 tackles (10 per game) in two career home games against divisional opponents.
  • Malcolm Smith has a sack, fumble recovery and an interception in his past five contests against the Cardinals.
  • Sheldon Day aims for his third game in a row at home with a pass defended.
  • Fred Warner is the first rookie since 2000 with 10 or more tackles in four consecutive games to begin his career. He currently ranks third in NFL with 43 tackles.