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.
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.