I think our D will pull through as it usually does, the biggest thing I'm worried about is Jared Allen, who lines up at the RDE position for Minnesota. So whomever we go with at RT next Sunday better bring his A game cause Frank Gore/Shaun Hill could get clobbered.
"Also, 49ers coach Mike Singletary and Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier were teammates on the legendary '85 Bears defense. And the Niners defensive coordinator, Greg Manusky, spent three years as a player on the Vikings in the early 1990s."
Sounds to me like the Vikings will know what to expect...
Originally posted by King49er: 49ers D ranked #9 in NFL
Vikings D ranked #5 in NFL
Total defense rankings are next to meaningless. With a two game sample....almost totally worthless.
Things working in our favor:
1. We've played better competition than the Vikings have so far
2. We match up relatively well with them defensively (their offense versus our defense).
3. Vikings have had issues soundly beating Cleveland and Detroit....two of the league's worst teams.
Things not working in our favor:
1. We're the road team.
2. They have the best defense our offense has faced so far....and it's not like we've exactly lit up the scoreboard against our previous opponents.
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