5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. San Francisco 49ers – Week 7

The Minnesota Vikings will host the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football with big decisions at the trade deadline looming.

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Will the Minnesota Vikings end up finding a way to pull off the upset against a 5-1 San Francisco 49ers team in a Monday night showdown inside U.S. Bank Stadium?

The 2023 season is back on for the Minnesota Vikings after last week’s win over the Chicago Bears. That is if you ask anyone associated with the team.

At 2-4, the Vikings enter Week 7 one game behind the Los Angeles Rams for the final playoff spot in the NFC but will have a tall task to keep their dreams alive when they host the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night.

This game could be a pivot point for Minnesota's season as they decide what to do at the trade deadline.

If they win, they could be 3-4 ahead of a game with the Green Bay Packers that will kick off a winnable stretch of games. If they lose, they’ll be 2-5 as the rumors surrounding certain players intensifies.

With the 49ers shorthanded, it makes Monday’s game even more interesting.

But here are five bold predictions that will help determine whether the Vikings will pull off the upset in front of a national audience.