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49ers vs. Cardinals live stream: How to watch NFL Week 9 game online

49ers vs. Cardinals live stream: How to watch NFL Week 9 game online

It's Halloween and the NFL has a treat for football fans Thursday night as the undefeated 49ers head down to the desert to face Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.

What once looked like a battle between two below-average NFC West teams has turned into a must-watch game between the top two picks from the 2019 NFL Draft.

The Cardinals drafted Murray with the No. 1 overall pick and gave him the keys to the franchise. The electric quarterback has done some good things in his first eight NFL games, but those flashes of brilliance also have been mixed with typical rookie moments.

San Francisco sprinted to the podium after the Cardinals selected Murray, jumping at the chance to draft defensive end Nick Bosa. Bosa has been a revelation early on, collecting seven sacks in his first seven games, including three in the 49ers' Week 8 win over the Panthers.

Labeled a trap game for a number of weeks, the 49ers' vaunted defensive line will be relied upon to get in the backfield and fluster Murray and force him to make mistakes.

A win will bring the 49ers to 8-0 and set up a massive NFC West clash with the Seahawks in Week 10.

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Here's how to watch the 49ers-Cardinals Week 9 game live online and on TV:

Start time: Thursday, Oct. 31, at 5:20 p.m. PT
TV channel: FOX
Live stream: fuboTV -- Get a free trial

Colts' DeForest Buckner, Sheldon Day driven by 49ers' Super Bowl loss

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Colts' DeForest Buckner, Sheldon Day driven by 49ers' Super Bowl loss

Sheldon Day and DeForest Buckner will be teammates on a new team next season, driven by the last loss with their old one.

The defensive linemen joined the Indianapolis Colts this offseason via free agency and trade, respectively, after playing together for the 49ers since midway through the 2017 season. Day and Buckner's final games with San Francisco were in the 49ers' 31-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, and Day said the pair has additional motivation after not lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy last season.

"It was right there in our hands, and all we had to do was squeeze it and grab it (in Super Bowl LIV), and we let up," Day told reporters on his introductory conference call last week (via Colts.com). "So ultimately we have a chip on our shoulders and we know how to get there, and now we know what to do to overcome that shortcoming that we had."

Buckner sacked eventual Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes 1.5 times in the game, accounting for three of the 49ers' nine QB hits. Day, meanwhile, played a little over half of San Francisco's 76 defensive snaps and picked up a tackle.

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The Indianapolis native played in a career-high 16 games with the 49ers during the 2019 regular season, and Day started each of San Francisco's playoff games. Day credited his growth to playing with Buckner, and he's going to continue picking his brain while they're still teammates.

"DeForest (has) made me detail my game," Day said. "So we would be working on pass-rush moves, bouncing ideas off of each other, just trying to make sure that our game grew together, and we're always giving each other tips. If I see something on film [I'm reaching] out to him, and vice versa. So, man, what a special guy he is."

All the while, the 49ers' Super Bowl LIV won't be far from either player's mind.

George Kittle jokingly offers up Richard Sherman's phone number online

George Kittle jokingly offers up Richard Sherman's phone number online

Professional athletes notoriously keep an extremely safe guard over their personal cell phone numbers.

With good reason, as their devices likely never would stop ringing if the number was publicly available.

49ers cornerback Richard Sherman turned 32 years old on Monday, and his fellow all-pro and teammate George Kittle offered him an interesting present via social media.

Obviously this is all in good fun, as Kittle always has been known for ribbing his teammates.

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Sherman has 114 career passes defenses, but he’d have to swat away a lot more phone calls if Kittle were to blast out his digits.