For awhile, I have thought SF will go into the opener as big underdogs, that they will respect Minnesota and prepare very well, and give it their best game. It would give them instant respect if they could go into Minnesota and pull the upset, proving last year wasn't a fluke, that Jimmy G is for real.
I envisioned a game where SF would get a couple of early TDs, and Cousins not having the chemistry yet would be up and down, and that the Vikings would lose this one in a close game.
But reading these boards has me excited, and maybe the Vikes will take it to the 49ers. The Vikes are coming off of a bad loss at Philly, and are the best road test Jimmy G has faced, as I am guessing the Rams pulled their starters the last game of the year.
But I am sticking with my original prediction, and hoping to be wrong. The Vikes many times don't do well when I predict them to win.
I had the Vikes losing to SF, and going 11-5, so if they beat SF, then I am thinking the Vikes win the division and go12-4. Should they win in GB week 2, then I am thinking deep playoff run.