3 reasons why the Vikings will upset the 49ers in Week 7

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
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3. The 49ers are beat up

Following their loss to the Browns, the 49ers didn't walk away unscathed. Arguably, their three most important players on offense all suffered injuries, as left tackle Trent Williams, wide receiver Deebo Samuel, and running back Christian McCaffrey might all miss this game on Monday night due to injury.

Currently, Williams and Samuel are day-to-day with their injuries, but even if they do play, their health likely will not be 100 percent, which could cause trouble for the 49ers.

For McCaffrey, he suffered an oblique strain that could force him to miss some time. But as it stands now, it is more of a pain problem, and if he can play through it, he will.

In the case that McCaffrey can't go, San Francisco's offense is going to need to, somehow, produce from the backfield. The 49ers' rushing attack is the best in the league this season, and it helps open up the passing game for Purdy. Without McCaffrey, Purdy will be asked to whether the storm on his own, and I'm not sure he can.

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