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San Francisco 49ers
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' fi...
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According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, the San Francisco 49ers worked out free agent linebacker Shawne Merriman on Wednesday, but ended up signing Eric Bakhtiari while Clark Haggans serves his three game suspension.
I’m not shocked at least one team has no taken a look at Merrman. I’m sure others have spoken to him as well, but I can’t imagine him getting signed by anyone...
The Minnesota Vikings' injury report looked much different for week three as they have finally left star running back Adrian Peterson off of the list. After returning from an ACL injury that he sustained last season against the Washington Redskins, he was always listed as out or probable. However, Peterson's injury is no longer a concern as he is "healthy"....
Sunday the San Francisco 49ers take their Super Bowl caliber team to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. And although the Vikings are not an easy opponent to take on, the game certainly doesn’t have the hoopla surrounding it like the 49ers first two contests against the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions did. The atmosphere and tension heading into Sundays game against the Vikings...
The day will soon come when Brett Favre and the Packers decide to play nice. The way their relationship ended was obviously less than ideal, but time heals all. When you consider the fact that Favre played 16 seasons with the Packers and brought Green Bay a Super Bowl, it would be crazy to think the feud will last forever.
During a recent interview with ESPN’s Mike Tirico, Favre...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Through eight months of rehab for a torn ACL, Adrian Peterson couldn't think of anything more than getting the chance to run the ball in a game again. Now that he has returned to the field, the Minnesota Vikings' top running back knows he can't do it alone.Preparing for Sunday' game at home against the stout San Francisco 49ers run defense, Peterson...
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson will miss the game against San Francisco on Sunday because of a concussion.
Henderson was injured last weekend in Indianapolis. But symptoms did not start showing until the middle of this week. The Vikings kept Henderson out of practice all week while he eases his way back.
His loss is a big one for a young and rebuilding Vikings defense...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Quarterback Christian Ponder and the Minnesota Vikings' receivers have taken the brunt of the criticism for the team's lack of downfield passing over the first two weeks.Ponder has completed two passes that traveled more than 20 yards in the air during the first two games, both in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last week, Minnesota...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The way Jared Allen sees things, he believes he should have about three sacks already this season while facing young quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert and Andrew Luck through the season's first two weeks.Allen, who led the NFL last season with 22 sacks, is still without one and is left to wonder about the occasions in which he had quarterbacks in his grasp. Allen...
According to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the 49ers have listed both wide receiver Tedd Ginn Jr. and running back Brandon Jacobs as questionable for this week’s game against the Vikings.
49ers punter Andy Lee is probable.