- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (1-1) at ARIZONA (2-0)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., ET, FOX

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 2½

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 28-17

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Cardinals 23-20, Dec. 29, 2013

LAST WEEK - 49ers lost to Bears 28-20; Cardinals beat Giants 25-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 8, Cardinals No. 6

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (12), PASS (19)

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (13)

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (18), PASS (17)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (3), PASS 17)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - 49ers have beaten Cardinals four straight and nine of past 10. … Coach Jim Harbaugh is 5-1 against Arizona. … San Francisco 18-7 on road under Harbaugh since he took over in 2011. Best winning percentage (.720) of NFL road team in that span. … In 16 games vs. Arizona, TE Vernon Davis has 54 catches for 811 yards and 9 TDs. In 1st game against Cardinals last season, Davis caught 8 passes for 180 yards and 2 TDs. … In 17 games vs Arizona, RB Frank Gore has 1,177 yards and rush TDs, 42 catches for 383 yards and 1 TD. … In 2013 season finale against Cardinals, Gore got 51st rushing TD, passing Joe Perry and Roger Craig for franchise record. … Arizona QB Carson Palmer missed game Sunday for 1st time since 2012 season finale. That 2012 game was only one he had missed since 2008. .. Bruce Arians’ 12-6 start as Cardinals coach is franchise’s best through 18 games since Norm Barry went 15-2-1 in 1925-26. Counting interim stint in Indianapolis, Arians 21-9 in regular season games. … S Tyrann Mathieu was in on 5 plays vs Giants, his first game action since tearing ACL and MCL on his left knee in 13th game last year. … Arizona DE Calais Campbell had 10 tackles, a sack, 3 tackles for loss and a QB hit against Giants.

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