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first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   They’ve beaten the Cardinals five straight times and inseven of their last nine meetings. Yet, the Niners do notbelieve they have the Cardinals number.“I think as players you never buy into that,” saiddefensive tackle Justin Smith. “You know they’reprofessionals, you know the type of guys they have on thatteam, and we have a lot of respect for them. We knowwe’re going to have to play well to go down there and beatthem.”center_img Top Stories The 49ers are the only team to have beaten the Cardinalsover the last five games, a 23-7 decision in Week 11 thatpreceded Arizona victories over St. Louis and Philadelphiaand has now followed with wins at St. Louis and againstDallas.“I think the team is really hitting its stride,” headcoach Jim Harbaugh said of the Cardinals. “They’ve doneit on the road and they’ve done it at home. They’re aquality football team.”The Niners have another reason not to overlook theiropponent Sunday: playoff positioning. Having alreadyclinched the NFC West, Smith said their focus now is ontrying to secure one of the top two seeds earning them afirst round playoff bye.And as Harbaugh reminded reporters on a conference callthis week, if they or any team doesn’t come ready to playeach week, “you’ll get your butt kicked. That’s about asfundamental as anything I know in professional football.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img

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