With both teams at 3-2 and looking up at the Seattle Seahawks, winning this game is crucial to staying in the race for the division crown.
The 49ers put together an impressive performance against the Houston Texans last week, and they’ll have to go with largely the same game plan to replicate victory this Sunday. They went back to their roots last week, pounding the ball on the ground and creating turnovers on defense.
The Cardinals present many of the same challenges that the Texans did, and if the 49ers can repeat their performance, they will walk away with the win.
Here are the five things the 49ers must do to ensure they emerge from this contest at 4-2.