The San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals are set to do battle for the second time in 2011 as NFC West rivals. It's about an hour out from gametime and both teams have announced their gameday inactives, with few surprises. For San Francisco, the most significant inactive is linebacker Patrick Willis, who left last week's game against the St. Louis Rams with a hamstring injury after missing a tackle on fullback Brit Miller. Willis was immediately listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, and though he was out on the field testing his hamstring pregame, it's still no surprise that he missed time.
Larry Grant will step up for Willis next to NaVorro Bowman. He played very well in relief against the Rams when Willis went down with an injury. Grant made some big tackles and came as close to filling the spot of Willis as the 49ers can get right now. There's not much of significance for Arizona, as all of the inactives were expected.
49ers Inactives: Patrick Willis, Moran Norris, Scott Tolzien, Mike Person, Daniel Kilgore, Ian Williams, Brett Swain
Cardinals Inactives: Richard Bartel, Chansi Stuckey, Stephen Williams, Kerry Rhodes, Joey Porter, D'Anthony Batiste, Jaymar Johnson.