The return of San Francisco 49ers football is finally here! The defending NFC champions will begin their quest for a sixth Super Bowl title in franchise history with a matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
San Francisco swept Arizona last year, winning two closely contested games. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 317 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Niners to a 28-25 win in their Week 9 matchup. Jimmy G followed that up with by throwing for 424 yards and four TDs against the Cardinals in Week 11, as the 49ers scored two touchdowns in the final 31 seconds to go on to a 36-26 victory.
The Niners defense had their problems containing Arizona QB Kyler Murray, whose scrambling ability gave the 49ers’ pass rush fits. Murray got a new weapon in perennial All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins, which should provide a jolt to a Cardinals offense that finished 21st in yards per game.
There will be no fans in attendance due to the pandemic, so the game will undoubtedly have a different feel to it. Nevertheless, it’s exciting that we have real football back in our lives when we all need it.
Here is the broadcast, game and streaming info for the season opener.
Game: Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers
Time: 1:25 p.m. PT
TV: FOX (You can see the broadcast map here)
Broadcast team: Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman
Streaming: Fubo TV
Location: Levi’s Stadium
Weather forecast: 75 degrees, mostly sunny
Betting line: 49ers (-6.5)
Enjoy the game!