49ers beat Vikings 20-3: Game recaps from Sep. 14

Sep 14, 2015 at 10:18 PM--


The San Francisco 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 20-3 in their regular season opener on Monday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

With much of the pre-game hype centered around Vikings RB Adrian Peterson, it was 49ers RB Carlos Hyde who stole the show. Hyde emerged as the definitive replacement for the departed Frank Gore, as he racked up 182 all-purpose yards with 168 rushing yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns for an average of nearly 6.5 yards-per-attempt.

QB Colin Kaepernick was 17 of 26 for 165 passing yards against the Vikings defense.

As for the 49ers' defense, they held Peterson to a pedestrian 31 yards on the ground and added five sacks of QB Teddy Bridgewater. CB Tramaine Brock even jumped in front of a Bridgewater pass for the interception.

Bridgewater was 23 of 32 for 231 passing yards and an interception against a stout 49ers defense that was supposed to regress this season. Someone forgot to tell them that.

On Sunday, the 49ers will travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers at Heinz Field.

Here are the recaps from numerous 49ers beat writers and other sources. More will be added to the list as they come in.

49ers play their game, handle Vikings
Niners Digest

Hyde's big game gives Tomsula win in debut over Vikings
Examiner.com

Victory kicks off the Jim Tomsula era
Sacramento Bee

Niners ride Carlos Hyde in win over Adrian Peterson's Vikings
Sporting News

Carlos Hyde, defense lead 49ers past Vikings 20-3
The Mercury News

Hyde Leads 49ers to Opening Victory
NBC

Carlos Hyde launches post-Frank Gore era with 168 yards, 2 TDs
ESPN

49ers 20, Vikings 3: Grades
Press Democrat

49ers were sloppy on offense, but defense remained impressive
Examiner.com

Report card: 49ers defense halts Adrian Peterson ... again
Sacramento Bee

Run and Hyde: Young runner has team winning like the 49ers of old
Sacramento Bee

Video: Kaepernick, Hayne and Peterson postgame
Sacramento Bee

Tomsula earns game ball from 49ers' opening victory
CSN Bay Area

49ers report card: RB Carlos Hyde, LB NaVorro Bowman lead their respective units
The Mercury News

49ers defense limits Peterson, Vikings
Niners Digest

49ers' frenzied defense puts the squeeze on Vikings
ESPN

MIN-SF Grades: 49ers RB Carlos Hyde dominant in opener
Pro Football Focus





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