Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/17/12
San Francisco at Minnesota Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, Minn. - TV: FOX; DirecTV: 706 *TV announcers: Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa *Keys to the game: Adrian Peterson said last week that he's about 95 percent of his pre-injury self. The Vikings need every percent they can get against San Francisco's stifling run defense. Peterson averaged just 3.8 yards per carry against a far inferior Colts defense, and the 49ers' linebackers have the coverage ability to stay on the field and be menacing for all three downs. The underneath passing game is key for QB Christian Ponder, who completed 12 passes to WR Percy Harvin last week but for only 8.7 yards per catch. The Vikings must find some yards after the catch in order to move the ball with any consistency. Minnesota also wants to control the clock with San Francisco's offense suddenly looking very balanced. QB Alex Smith is beginning to stretch the field more, and if the Vikings don't gene...
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