Another week, another weekend of glorious football. Week five is here and teams should be hitting there stride at this point. That has not been true of the two teams facing off Thursday night, but that might just change this week.
Arizona vs. San Fransico (+3.5)
This matchup has shifted more than any other matchup from where it was before the season started vs. where it is today. The mighty have fallen in Arizona, dropping to a lowly 1-3. Things are not getting better for the Cards, as Carson Palmer went down last week with a concussion and Drew Stanton is up next (now is the time to sub out Cards receivers this Week in fantasy football). They do have one thing going for them: They are playing the 49ers this week.
If you look purely at talent, coaching, and cohesiveness, the 49ers are no match for this Arizona team. There are a couple of things in their favor this week: They get a short week where the Cards basically have to make a #2 Qb their #1, the team seems a little shook off of a couple of jarring losses, and the 49ers have them at home. All of that, unfortunately of that is not enough to change the fact that the Cardinals are just way better than the 49ers..
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