3 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers – Preseason Week 2

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After a loss in Las Vegas to open the preseason, the Minnesota Vikings will look to continue their progress against the San Francisco 49ers.

By the time Saturday rolls around, the Minnesota Vikings are going to be very familiar with the San Francisco 49ers. The two teams conducted a joint practice throughout the week and will now head to U.S. Bank Stadium for a preseason game on Saturday night.

While a matchup between these two teams would be circled on the calendar during the regular season, that’s not the case in August. Both teams have been notoriously stingy with playing their starters during the preseason and fans heading to the game are better testing out gameday routines than paying attention to the game.

So what are we supposed to look for? Improvement.

The Vikings dropped the first game of the preseason to the Las Vegas Raiders, but the bigger picture is that there were some promising players that stepped up. Few of these players will have major roles when the regular season begins but an encouraging performance could indicate this roster is deeper than expected.

Heading into the second week of the preseason, we’ll give you three bold predictions to show what to watch for and which Vikings players could step up.