Game 1

Vikings at San Francisco

9:20 p.m. Monday

Levi’s Stadium


Radio: 100.3-FM, 1130-AM

About the 49ers

• The 49ers finished third in the NFC West last season with an 8-8 record. Head coach Jim Harbaugh was fired at the end of the season.

• The 49ers had four players — linebackers Patrick Willis and Chris Borland, defensive lineman Justin Smith and right tackle Anthony Davis — retire this offseason. They also lost running back Frank Gore and left guard Mike Iupati in free agency.

• Among the team’s biggest moves, San Francisco signed wide receiver Torrey Smith and running back Reggie Bush as free agents, and drafted Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead in the first round.

• The 49ers finished in the top 10 statistically against both the run and the pass. They were ranked fifth defensively overall, allowing 321.4 yards per game.

• San Francisco’s defense finished first in the NFL with 23 interceptions.

Player speak QB Colin Kaepernick

• Kaepernick finished with a career-high 3,369 passing yards last season in his fourth season with the 49ers. He also had 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

• Kaepernick finished 20th in the NFL among those qualified with an 86.4 quarterback rating last year. He completed 60.5 percent of his passes, which ranked 24th in the league.

• On the Vikings’ defense: “They do a lot of things well. They play hard, they play fast and they blitz from a lot of different angles.”

• On his offensive weapons: “We have a lot of playmakers, a lot of players that can do things with the ball in their hands. I’m looking forward to seeing that.”

Coach Speak Jim Tomsula

• Tomsula was named the 19th head coach of the 49ers this year after serving eight seasons as the team’s defensive line coach.

• Tomsula has coached for 31 seasons at the preps, collegiate and professional levels. He served as the 49ers interim head coach for the season finale in 2010.

• On the roster turnover:  “For me personally, I’d like to tell you I’m the same person every day. Things come up, and you deal with things as they come up. What we say is, ‘Own it, fix it and move on.’ ”

• On Teddy Bridgewater:  “You see the [Norv] Turner effect on the quarterback. You see a guy that just continually got better last year and playing a high level of football that’s carried over into the preseason.”