San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals will be one of the late afternoon starts in week 6 of the NFL 2013 regular season today. The 49ers have had a shaky start to the season but all recent indications are they are pulling themselves together now and are nearly back to their best. The game will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
The 49ers started the season well-enough in Week 1, claiming a tight 34-28 win over the Green Bay Packers. However, suddenly the team looked in disarray through weeks 2 and 3 as they were comprehensively beaten by the Seattle Seahawks 3-29, and the Indianapolis Colts 7-27.
Many were left wondering whether the 49ers were about to lose it completely and ruin their season before it had even got started, but they have bounced back in fantastic fashion over the past two weeks, claiming a solid 35-11 win over the St Louis Rams, and last week they handed out a blowout defeat to the Houston Texans 34-3 in an embarrassingly one-sided contest.
They will want to know push on now and improve on their record and get themselves into contention for the NFC West title, where they currently lie second behind the 4-1 Seattle Seahawks.
In the past two weeks they have shown the perfect example of balanced football on both sides of the ball. They have dished out 69 points over the past two weeks, and conceded only 14. Stifling opposition offenses to that extent will always allow their own offense to relax, which seemingly brings out the best of Colin Kaepernick and the offense.
The Cardinals meanwhile are 3-2 and have run into some good form themselves, defeating the Carolina Panthers 22-6 last week, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13-10 the week before. Today's game will be a significantly tougher challenge though and they will really have to raise their game if they are to hand out a defeat to the 49ers.
San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals will start at 4.25 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network or online through live stream by clicking here.