The SF 49ers and Cardinals are slated for another big set of matchups this season, and there won’t be a shortage of focus on Jimmy Garoppolo.
After what feels like an eternity, SF 49ers football is finally back!
The Niners are slated to face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 of the 2020 season in what is sure to be a highlight-filled matchup between these two NFC West division rivals. Fans may remember the intensity between these two teams in the 2019 season, in which Arizona gave the 49ers a real run for their money! Week 9 saw a desperate comeback attempt by the Cardinals, while Week 11 featured San Francisco’s own desperate comeback to win the game in the fourth quarter.
It’s almost a totality this matchup will deliver that same level of competitiveness due to the Cardinals’ offseason growth in talent compared to last season, particularly with the addition of superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and the expected improvement of sophomore quarterback Kyler Murray coming off being named the 2019 Offensive Rookie of the Year.
But those are only part of the storylines to follow the action this upcoming Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.
The real question here is: How will the 49ers franchise quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, pick apart the Cardinals defense this time around? He had to be atop his game in both bouts between the SF 49ers and Cardinals a year ago, and it’s likely Week 1 will feature much more of the same.
Here are his best chances are at dismantling the Arizona defensive unit this Sunday.