49ers-Cards matchup needs some spice

The NFC West race will not be won on Twitter.

At least I'm pretty sure it will not be won there.

We should expect more pregame chatter there, however, as the San Francisco 49ers prepare to visit the Arizona Cardinals on "Monday Night Football" in Week 12.

The 49ers' Takeo Spikes told the Cardinals' Darnell Dockett he wasn't sure how his team had gotten to 3-7, but San Francisco would be 4-7 by the time he figures it out.

Dockett used the phrase "damn lie" in suggesting a 3-8 record awaited the 49ers.

It wasn't much, and so far 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has remained relatively quiet, but this once-edgy matchup could use a little spicing up.

Remember when Cardinals running back Beanie Wells said he hated the 49ers? Remember when Dockett asked Davis how the tight end spent Week 18? Remember when Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson suggested he didn't even know Davis' name? Or when Davis fired back?

Those were the days.