EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are tied atop the NFC North after splitting the first two games of the season, but a sense of urgency crept into Winter Park this week with the team preparing for Sunday's game against the 2-0 San Francisco 49ers.
Losing a close, perhaps winnable game, at Indianapolis last week caused some of Minnesota's veterans to speak up this week. The Vikings don't want to let another season slip away before it's too late, beginning with a very tough game against San Francisco this week.Here are five things to watch as Minnesota hosts the 49ers, a favorite in the NFC for the Super Bowl, this weekend:
1. What will be San Francisco's "Randy Ratio?"
Now with the 49ers, receiver Randy Moss makes his return to the Metrodome, the first time playing for someone other than the Vikings. Moss ushered in a transformation in the Metrodome and for a new generation of Minnesota fans when he arrived on the scene as the Vikings' first-round draft pick in 1998 and i...