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Thursday Night Football Picks Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers

Twitter’s Thursday Night Football live stream has been a huge hit thus far this season, and today it will be back for its third game for tonight’s game between the Cardinals and Niners.  Game kicks off at 8:25pm ET at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.

With Carson Palmer out with a concussion, Cardinals line has dropped to a slightly smaller road favorite giving -3.5 points.  The total is set at 42.5 points.

How to Watch TNF Online Stream

  • NFL.com app will stream this game for free for all Verizon Wireless customers
  • NFL Network online
  • CBS app for tablets and CBS.com for desktop computers
  • Twitter live stream of Thursday Night Football is back this week


Injuries and Inactives

Obviously the biggest injury concern is Palmer, replaced by Drew Stanton.  But some people see it as an upgrade since Palmer has been so awful this year.

Starting TE for Niners, Vance McDonald will be out.

Cardinals Inactives

  • QB Carson Palmer
  • G Cole Toner
  • DT Olsen Pierre
  • TE Darren Fells
  • DT Robert Nkemdiche
  • DT Ed Stinson
  • DT Josh Mauro

Niners Inactives

  • DT DeForest Buckner
  • DT Glenn Dorsey
  • QB Christian Ponder
  • WR KeShawn Martin
  • CB Jimmie Ward
  • TE Vance McDonald
  • OL John Theus

TNF Expert Picks

  • Expert NFL handicapper Fezzik likes Cardinals (-3.5) this game, he sees Stanton for Palmer as an even replacement, and Cardinals could easily be 3-1 so far this year.  They are still a solid team.
  • 6 of 9 ESPN experts like AZ to win this game
  • All 5 USA Today experts like Cardinals (-4)
  • 7 of 8 CBS Sports experts like Cardinals (-3.5)

Here’s what everybody else is saying about this game on twitter…