By LG

Chad Greenway was able to get to the 49ers quarterback 2 times, he sacked Alex Smith twice and brought the pressure all day long to the 49ers offense. Greenway  had 13 tackles in the game,10 of those were solo tackles. The Vikings showed the NFL they are for real, they beat a great team when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers 24-13. Stopping the offense isn’t exactly easy, the Viking’s had a great defensive day and the Vikings offense played strong too.

Christian Ponder went 21 of 35 for 198 yards and he had two touchdown passes, of course having Adrian Peterson coming out of your backfield is a big help to your quarterback. Peterson didn’t set the world on fire against the 49ers but he did enough to keep the San Fransisco 49ers defense honest. Peterson rushed for 86 yards on 25 carries.It was just enough to make the 49ers defense saty home and watch for the ever elusive Peterson. Just him being there helps the quarterback, Ponder wasn’t sacked by the 49ers defense at all in this game.

If I were handing out the game ball I would hand it to Greenway who had an outstanding game against the 49ers helping his Viking’s defense to shut down one of the best offenses in the NFL…..

Hey tell us what you think of the Vikings this year, leave your comments below….

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  1. sportsbaron1

    The Vikings’ victory over the 49’ers yesterday was impressive for more than one reason. First, I can’t recall the last time they beat a club of the caliber of this San Francisco team ANYWHERE–at home OR on the road. Second, for the most part Christian Ponder stayed within himself and only heaved up a couple of inadvisable passes–either of which COULD have been picked off, but weren’t–by a normally alert and adept 49’ER secondary. Now mind you, Ponder managed to move the ball against a stout 9’er defense WITHOUT a long distance threat since their speed burning wideout Jerome Simpson (who will return to their roster next week) was serving the last game of his suspension. Not having someone to stretch the field allowed San Francisco to make it tougher for Adrian Peterson to find holes. His longest run from scrimmage was 19 yards, and most of his other carries were of the “three yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust” variety. Minnesota’s defense in general (and Chad Greenway in particular) did a remarkable job against a poised, intelligent club who, with Frank Gore, normally runs the ball extremely well.
    Their victory over a legitimate Super Bowl contender will be a real confidence booster for Leslie Frazier’s team going forward and I expect the Vikings to be a playoff contender as long as they avoid injuries and as long as Christian Ponder exercises sound judgment with his reads.

    Clifford
    Santa Monica

     

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