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49ers-Cardinals picks and predictions: Mixed opinions across the board

The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals square off in Week 5 on Thursday Night Football. We run down various picks and predictions for the game.

Game day is upon us, and the San Francisco 49ers will host the Arizona Cardinals in kicking off Week 5. The two teams square off on Thursday Night Football, which means a national audience for the two 1-3 teams. Can you feel the rush of excitement for Blaine Gabbert vs. Drew Stanton? NFL primetime ratings have struggled this season, and it’s safe to say this matchup is probably not going to help matters.

The 49ers are an underdog in this game, and most folks expect an Arizona win. None of the predictions I located are predicting a huge blowout, and a small handful are picking the 49ers to win. The TNF game often favors the home team, but obviously the 49ers this week are not your usual home team. They face a short-handed Cardinals squad, but the 49ers themselves are a short-handed squad.

Here are some picks and predictions around the media. You can also offer up your own prediction below.

SB Nation: 1 out of 10 (not me!)
ESPN: 1 out of 7 (not all picks in)
CBS Sports: 0 out of 8 3 out of 6
Elliott Harrison, Cowboys 29, 49ers 21
Greg Cote, Miami Herald: Cardinals 24, 49ers 13
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: Cardinals 27, 49ers 18