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49ers to Throw Mixed Bag at Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald; Nate Clements (Getty)

The San Francisco 49ers will be without CB Nate Clements on Monday night. Clements, who has guarded Larry Fitzgerald well in the past, has a fractured shoulder blade that has kept him sidelined for five weeks and counting. With Clements out, 49ers defensive coordinator Greg Manusky has adjusted his game plan to avoid a Madden-type game from the Pro Bowl receiver.

The San Francisco 49ers' 20-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, in Arizona, still stings. The Cardinals had two opportunities to regain the lead and put away the ball game, but pressure on Kurt Warner made the attempts fall flat. Warner was sacked on the last play of the NFC West matchup, which put the fork in the Cardinals ability to regain the lead. San Francisco needs to provide a... Recommended Stories

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