En Route To SF Soon; Vikings-49ers Series Notes

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 21, 2010 – 11:13 am

We’ll be in the air traveling to San Francisco for most of Saturday afternoon, rendering us unable to provide you with updates for much of the day. But don’t worry, if anything pops up between now and then we’ll have the latest for you once we get settled into the hotel.

Unless something unexpected arises, all should be quite on the Vikings front until we get closer to kickoff time on Sunday night for preseason game #2.

In the meantime, though, here are a few notes on the Vikings-49ers series to enjoy…

– The Vikings trail the all-time series against the 49ers with a 21-22-1 record.
– Minnesota is 13-9 against the 49ers at home but only 8-13-1 when playing at San Francisco.
– The Vikings have won 4 of the last 5 matchups, with the last loss coming in San Francisco in 2006.
– The last 4 losses at San Francisco came by a total of 38 points.
– The Vikings have played the 49ers just 5 times in the preseason and hold a 3-2 edge in those games.
– The Vikings have played the 49ers 5 times in Divisional Playoff games, with 4 of those games taking place at San Francisco.
– This is the 4th time in 5 seasons the Vikings will meet their counterparts from the NFC West.
– The Vikings have 2 coaches who previously spent time with the 49ers: OL coach Pat Morris (1997-2003) & WRs coach George
Stewart (1996-2002).

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18 Responses to “En Route To SF Soon; Vikings-49ers Series Notes”

  1. By NLVikesFan on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    Can’t wait for this game… yeah yeah, I know it’s only preseason, but still… the purple and gold will be on the field playing, fighting for their roster spots. Always fun! SKOL Vikes! Whoop some SF 49′ers butt!

  2. By Skol_Vikings on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    Ah the preseaon. The only way for depth to be developed now that NFL Europe is gone. How lovely. I wonder how much momentum, if any, is built up in the preseason. I’d be interested to see what the season records are for teams that go 4-0 in the preason.

  3. By KevinMN on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    Pants on the ground!
    Pants on the ground!
    Looking for a lotta Forty-Niners
    Pants on the ground!

  4. By nflguy on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    Too bad childress is a control freak and will prevent favre from calling his own plays.

  5. By Rogerthevikefan on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    Second that

  6. By fmfan on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    this year Favre will do whatever he wants. If Chilly doesn’t like it what’s he going to do bench him. LOL

  7. By HuskerVikingFan on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    I have never been pumped up for a preseason game before but, after the Vikings performance last Saturday in St. Louis, I am really pumped to see more Viking 2010 preseason action tomorrow night in S.F! C’mon Vikings, I know it’s only preseason but go ahead and burn the 49′s down! SKOL Vikings!!!

  8. By HuskerVikingFan on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    @nflguy and roger”thevikingfan”: Why don’t you give the two fingers you use to type your nonsense, a rest? Sit back, relax, open up a 12 oz can of New Ulm’s finest, tomorrow night, and let Brad Childress and his deputies give you another (much needed in your case) lesson in coaching.

  9. By HuskerVikingFan on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    By the time the Vikings defense gets finished crushing Alex Smith, the entire 9er offense, and all the hopes and dreams of every 9er fan everywhere (sorry sir!) – the 9er defense will be writing checks out to the Vikings defense for the in house lesson the “Norse Monsters” will have given the 9er defense on how to really play DEFENSE! SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  10. By nflguy on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    Husker I’ll be laughing if he controls favre later on, its the facts that chilly is not an offensive guru everyone knows that in the nfl. Favre makes chilly look good not the other way around.

  11. By HuskerVikingFan on Aug 21, 2010 | Reply

    @nflguy: if you can laugh about later on, that’s good enough for me! Skol brother!

  12. By Rogerthevikefan on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    Fraiser is are best coach. He is the reason the defence kills qbs now all his d needs is to get some ints. Please promote to head coach.

  13. By Ragnar's Disciple on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    @ Skol_Vikings: This is what preseason records tell us about the coming regular season. In 2008 the Lions were 4-0 in the preseason and 0-16 in the regular season. So don’t put too much weight on the preseason

    That said, I love the preseason. We get to see the depth of the roster and see guys fight for a job. And maybe find a diamond in the rough.

    This week I’ll be closely watching who is filling in for Sidney and Percy, how Chris Cook and Asher Allen look with the 1′s, and how E.J. looks

  14. By Favre fan on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    Want to get autographs for the kids any idea what hotel they are staying at in sf?

  15. By Chaz on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply


  16. By Bruce on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    All us fans should start a petition to give to Ziggy asking him to let Favre run the offense this year. It’s probably going to be Favre’s last year in the NFL and he has given football fans alot over the years. Brett is alot smarter than people realize when it comes to offense. In fact, I think he’s smarter than Peyton Manning. Brad shouldn’t be upset if he was to be more involved in the defensive side of the ball because there are plenty of head coaches out there more involved in the defensive side of the ball. Just give Favre a chance to show us fans how he has always known to run an offense. He has beaten every team in the NFL and he knows football. Come on Brad, let him do what he loves to do. WIN!

  17. By 4eversteve on Aug 22, 2010 | Reply

    It will be sad to watch the preseason go from 4 to 2 games for the young unproven talent trying to make NFL rosters. That being said I completely understand why they are doing it, there is far greater revenue generated with regular season games and we all know the NFL is first and foremost a business. The owners are not fooling anybody, which is why is more important to keep salary caps and team revenue sharing in place to keep teams from having a monopoly on the Lombardi trophy ” Dallas” other wise the NFL loses creditability its fans with a false pretense that every team will have a chance to contend for a title at some point in time.

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