Breaking Down 49ers vs Cardinals Units

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49ers Rushing Attack vs Cardinals Front-Line

Dec 29, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Gore may not have much room to rumble out there. If right tackle Anthony Davis (hamstring) plays, it could open plays to that side, but if Jonathan Martin gets the nod at RT it could be a rough night for Gore.

The Cardinals’ rush defense is currently third in the NFL in rushing yards allowed (133) after finishing first in that category a year ago. The Cardinals will be without linebacker John Abraham for the rest of the season after placing him on the IR due to concussions. Abraham is currently the active career sack leader.

The Arizona defensive line has not struggled nearly as much as expected after losing veteran nose tackle Darnell Dockett. Calais Campbell missed their week one game, but in week two against the Giants he posted 10 tackles and a sack, in which he was in the back field causing pressure play after play.