Gameday preview: Vikings at San Francisco

  • Updated: August 24, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Adrian Peterson will see his first action of the preseason in a nationally televised game.

about the Vikings

Ah, the third preseason game, in which starters will toil for a complete half. Coach Leslie Frazier said the first units also will start the third quarter. … MVP RB Adrian Peterson will see his first preseason action in the nationally televised game. … The Vikings are 0-2, with losses to Houston (27-13) and Buffalo (20-16). … WR Jarius Wright (concussion) and FB Jerome Felton (appendix) are key players who will sit out. … The roster must be pared to 75 players by Tuesday. … Assistant head coach Mike Singletary is a former 49ers coach. … Backup QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson was in camp with the Niners in 2011, and FB Rhett Ellison’s father, Riki, played for the 49ers when they won three Super Bowls. … QB Christian Ponder is 6-for-14 in the preseason for 68 yards and a 28.3 rating. Matt Cassel is 16-for-27 for 241 yards and an 85.6 rating. … Rookie WR Cordarrelle Patterson, who leads the team with six catches, will see kickoff return action again.

about the 49ers

The Super Bowl runners-up have no QB controversy this season, with Colin Kaepernick at the helm. There is a battle for backup, though. Seneca Wallace signed this week after projected No. 2 Colt McCoy struggled in the preseason. … Coach Jim Harbaugh said all five QBs — Scott Tolzien and rookie B.J. Daniels are the other two — will play Sunday night. … WR Anquan Boldin signed as a free agent after winning a Super Bowl with Baltimore, and will be extra important because Michael Crabtree (torn Achilles’ tendon) was lost until November. …The 49ers last season had five first-team All-Pros — LBs Aldon Smith, NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis; S Dashon Goldson; and P Andy Lee. LB Ahmad Brooks and DL Justin Smith were second-teamers. … The Niners lost 10-6 to the Broncos and beat the Chiefs 15-13. … Former Gophers QB MarQueis Gray has one catch for 13 yards and is listed as the fourth-string TE.


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Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 3
Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon 5 FINAL
Toronto - WP: B. Cecil 6
Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale 12 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 3
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 4 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 2
Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey 2 FINAL
St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez 5
San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel 6 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup 7
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Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
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Pittsburgh 3
Miami 0 Bottom 5th Inning
NY Mets 2
LA Angels 0 Bottom 5th Inning
Houston 0
NY Yankees 0 Top 6th Inning
Tampa Bay 0
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Kansas City 0
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Golden State 106
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Chicago 62
Dallas 8:30 PM
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St. Louis 4
Detroit 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay 5
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D.C. 1
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9




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