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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Things to Expect for Week 3 vs. the Minnesota Vikings
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Davis' suggestion of moving forward certainly applies.

The San Francisco 49ers travel to Minnesota for a Week 3 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

In a third-consecutive game featuring an NFC North opponent, the 49ers will square off against the weakest squad in that division.

As such, the majority of fans and NFL pundits have left this game by the wayside. The 13-loss Vikings team of 2011 still resonates in peoples’ minds.

San Francisco is also the most dominant team in the NFC, if not the NFL. Defeating the mighty Packers and explosive Lions in the first two weeks has created that perception.

Taken together, expectations for these two clubs reside on the spectrum of polar opposites—lowest for the Vikings and as high as can be for the 49ers.

The same dynamic applies to this particular matchup as well.

With that said, let’s entertain the five things to expect for the 49ers in their Week 3 battle with the Vikings.

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