4 reasons why the Vikings will beat the 49ers in the playoffs

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(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Anthony Harris
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Minnesota’s defense has been a takeaway machine

A big key in the Vikings getting the win over the Saints last week was their ability to generate turnovers when they needed them the most.

Anthony Harris’ interception late in the second quarter led to a Minnesota touchdown and Danielle Hunter forcing Drew Brees to fumble in the fourth quarter helped the Vikings stop a New Orleans offensive drive that appeared to be heading towards a possible go-ahead touchdown.

If Minnesota is going to get another upset on Saturday in San Francisco, they are going to need their defense to continue their recent habit of generating takeaways.

That shouldn’t be too hard of a task to complete though since the Vikings have forced their opponents to turn the ball over at least two times in five of their last six games. Conveniently, the 49ers’ offense has had at least two turnovers in two of their last three matchups.

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If Minnesota’s defense can continue to give their offense great scoring opportunities with timely takeaways, it’s going to be hard to imagine them leaving the field without a win on Saturday.