Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers: Week 1 game review

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September 14, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback

Teddy Bridgewater

(5) passes the football to running back

Adrian Peterson

(28) against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at Levi

The Minnesota Vikings traveled to San Francisco to take on the 49ers in their regular season opener.  It also happened to be the final game of week 1, as it was the second game on ESPN’s Monday Night Football double-header.  In the end, the Vikings lost to the 49ers 3-20.

The game was slated as being the return of Adrian Peterson and Navarro Bowman, but really it was two young teams struggling to figure out their identity going head-to-head.  The Minnesota Vikings are looking to make the jump to being a team with a winning record while the 49ers are out to prove that all the players they lost won’t make them a team you can overlook.

Also, both teams play in very competitive divisions in the NFL.  They both needed to get off to a hot start in order to stay competitive.  This important game got a prominent spot on national television, so you knew the Minnesota Vikings would be looking to change their history of horrible performances in prime time.

There were some good things, some bad things, and some confusing things that happened during this game.  First, let’s talk about the good stuff!

Next: The Good