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Minnesota Vikings Upset San Francisco 49ers

The Minnesota Vikings improved to 2-1 with a 24-13 upset of the San Francisco 49ers Sunday at Mall of America Field. Second-year quarterback Christian Ponder was nearly perfect as he led the Vikings on four scoring drives.

09/24/2012

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Ref Says He Incorrectly Awarded 49ers Challenges

Replacement referee Ken Roan says he mistakenly awarded San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh two challenges after the coach had called his last timeout on Sunday against the Vikings.

09/23/2012

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Ponder, Vikings Stun 49ers 24-13

Christian Ponder didn’t flinch, even against that swarming San Francisco defense. Minnesota’s quarterback has come a long way from his rough rookie season.

09/23/2012

San Francisco 49ers v Cincinnati Bengals

For Rebuilding Vikings, Mighty 49ers Offer Example

The Minnesota Vikings are in the early stage of their plan to return to perennial playoff contention with a team supporting a power running game with smart, productive passes and backs that up with a stingy, turnover-forcing defense.

09/22/2012

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Minnesota Vikings Hosting NFL’s Best Team In Week Three

The Minnesota Vikings opened the season with two games against rebuilding teams. The San Francisco 49ers will pose a much stiffer test on Sunday than those teams. Many experts consider the undefeated 49ers as the league’s best team.

09/21/2012

Oakland Raiders v San Francisco 49ers

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Defenses and Special Teams

A strong defense/special teams unit could make the difference in your fantasy football league. Here are the top 10 to target.

08/22/2012

Vikings vs 49ers, 8/10/12

49ers Slam Vikings 17-6

Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers picked up right where they left off last season in their preseason opener. Smith tossed a 4-yard touchdown pass to Brett Swain on the opening possession, backup Colin Kaepernick ran 78 yards for a score on the next and the 49ers breezed past the Minnesota Vikings 17-6 Friday night.

08/10/2012

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