SANTA CLARA, Sporting Alert – The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals will meet in Thursday Night Football, as Week 5 NFL schedule continues at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
Both teams are currently on a skidding run and will be hoping to stop the bleeding win a victory in this fixtures.
San Francisco (1-3) is on a three-game losing streak after going down to the Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys and win against the Cardinals would ease some of the pressure off head coach Chip Kelly.
Arizona (1-3), meanwhile, is on a two-game skid, following recent defeats to the Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams.
As for the inactives for the 49ers, defensive linemen Glenn Dorsey and DeForest Buckner are both unavailable for tonight, which means backups Taylor Hart and Tony Jerod-Eddie will get their first opportunities to prove themselves this season.
However, this will only make things more difficult for the team with the league’s worst run defense.
Meanwhile, OLB Aaron Lynch is back from his four-game suspension and is active for San Francisco.
Quarterback Carson Palmer is out for the Cardinals after he failed to recover a concussion he suffered on Sunday in a loss to the Rams.
Head coach Bruce Arians admits that Palmer made progress during the week, but didn’t travel with the team out of precaution.
The ball will be handed to Drew Stanton, who gets his first start of the season.
David Johnson and Andre Ellington are expected to be play massive parts for Arizona on Thursday.
In the last meeting, the Cardinals beat the 49ers 19-13 last November, while giving up just 20 points and scoring 66 in the two game sweep last season.
Arizona Cardinals inactives: G Cole Toner, DT Olsen Pierre, DT Robert Nkemdiche, DT Josh Mauro, QB Carson Palmer, DT Ed Stinson, TE Darren Fells.
San Francisco 49ers inactives: QB Christian Ponder, DT DeForest Buckner, TE Vance McDonald, CB Jimmie Ward, DT Glenn Dorsey, OL John Theus, WR Keshawn Martin.