San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Brandon Alisoglu@@BrandonAlisogluCorrespondent IOctober 29, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14:  Linebacker Patrick Willis #52 celebrates a blocked field goal by Tarrell Brown #25 of the San Francisco 49ers against kicker Lawrence Tynes #9 of the New York Giants late in the second quarter on October 14, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  The Giants won 26-3. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Tonight's Monday Night Football contest includes two teams headed in opposite directions. 

The Arizona Cardinals are badly in need of a win. They've already lost three in a row, and the skid could easily extend to six. Luckily for Arizona, John Skelton and his undefeated (6-0) home record will be under center.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers are on a different path. They've been one of the league's steadiest teams and are looking to put the division in a stranglehold after the events of the weekend (both Seattle and St. Louis lost). 

As the storm rages in the Northeast, let's get this desert battle started.