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.