Breaking Down 49ers vs Cardinals Units

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Cardinals Receiving Corps vs 49ers Secondary

Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) celebrates his third quarter touchdown with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) during the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles won the game 24-21. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Fitzgerald may be having a slow start to the season, but he has a better connection with Stanton than fellow wideout Michael Floyd. In week one with Palmer under center, Floyd had five receptions for 119 yards and Fitzgerald had one catch for 22 yards. With Stanton in for week two, the numbers were opposite with Floyd finishing with one reception for 19 yards and Fitzgerald having six catches for 51 yards.

The main difference between the two receivers is Floyd’s 23.0 yards per catch and Fitzgerald’s 10.4 yards per catch.

Chris Culliver and Tremaine Brock (toe, questionable) will have their hands full with the Cardinals’ receiver tandem. Brock missed the game against the Bears last week with the toe injury, but Perrish Cox played well in his absence.

Rookie safety Jimmie Ward was torn apart by Brandon Marshall last week. Ward, 5’11”, was lined up against the 6’4” Marshall in the red zone resulting in three touchdown receptions for Marshall on just five total catches. If the Cardinals can exploit the 49ers’ secondary size-wise then Fitzgerald and Floyd could put up some decent numbers.