Lo and behold, the San Francisco 49ers are undefeated—2-0 to start the 2012 regular season.
It's been such an exciting start to the season. The Niners are performing with confidence and swagger, and thus their fans can watch with the same mindset. This team must be on a high, ranked No. 1 in NFL and ESPN.com's most recent Power Rankings.
It's unanimous: The 49ers are currently the best team in professional football.
But it's early, and the Niners need to maintain focus and keep forging ahead. Next up on the schedule, the Minnesota Vikings will play host to the 49ers in Week 3. This game will mark the third straight NFC North opponent for San Francisco this season.
The Vikings currently sit at .500, looking to get a big win that two of their top divisional opponents could not secure. It will be quite a test for both teams, as San Francisco kicks off a two-game road trip at a noisy Metrodome in Minnesota.
For San Francisco's keys to victory, proceed through the following slides.