Putting 49ers' Hill, Cardinals in perspective

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

A couple of notes regarding achievements within the division, real and potential:

  • Shaun Hill is the first 49ers quarterback since Tim Rattay in 2004 to be the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week.

  • In Arizona, the Cardinals are seeking their fifth consecutive home victory of the season. Every NFL team but the Cardinals and Texans has won at least five consecutive home games in one season since 1977. Houston joined the NFL in 2002. The Cardinals last accomplished the feat in 1976.

  • Giants cornerback Aaron Ross is the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week. No defensive back from either conference has won the award this season immediately after facing Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and the Cardinals' passing game.