Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/21/12
The San Francisco 49ers have torn through the top two teams in the NFC North from last season in the first two weeks of the season, and in Week 3 they face the Minnesota Vikings.  Will San Francisco continue their domination of the NFC North, or will the Vikings stage an epic upset? Let’s take a look at three bold predictions for this Sunday’s game.Christian Ponder has his statement game against the 49ersChristian Ponder was thrown into the fire as a rookie quarterback after the Donovan McNabb experiment failed.Ponder had the deck stacked against him with a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator, no offseason program and an offensive line that was downright offensive.This year Ponder has made strides with a 75.8 completion percentage (best in the NFL) and no interceptions through his first two games, but inconsistency in the red zone and two costly fumbles have limited the Vikings' offense.The Vikings' coaching staff has kept the game plan fairly simple in the first two weeks t...
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