Vikings Win Nailbiter Over 49ers

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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers passes the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings tackles Delanie Walker #46 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of their game on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Chris Culliver #29 of the San Francisco 49ers tackles Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter of their game on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates scoring a touchdown with John Carlson #89 during the first quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers tackles Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter of their game on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings sacks Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of their game on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball during the first quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Aldon Smith #99 of the San Francisco 49ers tackles Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter of their game on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Alex Smith (11) of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Alex Smith (11) of the San Francisco 49ers hands off the ball to Frank Gore (21) of the San Francisco 49ers against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder (7) of the Minnesota Vikings throws the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts a pass against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings sacks Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers durning the second quarter at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings dives into the end zone during the second quarter while Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts the tackle at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball while Ahmad Brooks #55 of the San Francisco 49ers tries to strip it away at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Fans in the crowd during the San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on September 23, 2012 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during the second quarter of their game against the Minnesota Vikings on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Jasper Brinkley #54 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a tackle during the second quarter of their game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a touchdown during the second quarter of their game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Dashon Goldson #38 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts to tackle Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings as Ponder scores a touchdown during the second quarter of their game on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Dashon Goldson #38 of the San Francisco 49ers attempts to tackle Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings as Ponder scores a touchdown during the second quarter of their game on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball during the second quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers on September 23, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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