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Team Comparison: Previewing 49ers at Vikings

The San Francisco 49ers will travel to the site of Super Bowl LII to face the Minnesota Vikings for their dress rehearsal for the regular season.

Here's a quick breakdown of Sunday's matchup.

Series Highlights

Sunday marks the ninth preseason meeting all-time between the 49ers and Vikings. San Francisco hold a 5-3 edge over the Vikings in the previous eight contests.

The last preseason meeting between both clubs was held at Candlestick Park, Sunday, Aug, 25, 2013 resulting in a 34-14 San Francisco win.

San Francisco and Minnesota last met in the regular season when the 49ers beat the Vikings at Levi's® Stadium by a 20-3 margin on Sept. 14, 2015.

The 49ers and Vikings have played 41 times in the regular season, with Minnesota holding a 21-19-1 advantage. San Francisco, however, has won four of five postseason meetings.

Notes from Last Week

Vikings at Seahawks

The Vikings held their second preseason game at CenturyLink Field on Aug. 18, in a 20-13 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Passing Leaders: Quarterback Sam Bradford completed 7-of-11 passes for 95 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Rushing Leaders: Rookie running back Dalvin Cook finished the evening with seven carries for 40 yards in Seattle.

Receiving Leaders:Receiver Stefon Diggs caught 4-of-5 targets for 65 yards, including a 39-yard reception from Bradford on the Vikings first series.

Defensive Leaders:Third-year defensive end Danielle Hunter recorded his first preseason sack against Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson for a loss of 13 yards.

Special Teams Leaders: Rookie wide receiver Rodney Adams returned two kicks for 34 yards.

49ers vs. Broncos

The San Francisco 49ers hosted the Denver Broncos for the first preseason home game at Levi's® Stadium. San Francisco fell to the Broncos, 33-14.

Passing Leaders: Quarterback C.J. Beathard played 20 snaps in his second preseason game against the Denver Broncos. Beathard completed 7-of-12 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown.

Rushing Leaders:Pierre Garçon led San Francisco's running backs with eight carries for 26 yards.

Receiving Leaders:Fifth-year receiver Marquise Goodwin led 49ers receivers with three receptions for 44 yards, including a 22-yard pass from Pierre Garçon.

Defensive Leaders:Free safety Jacquiski Tartt made his preseason debut with seven total tackles and one sack against Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch.

Special Teams Leaders: Undrafted free agent Victor Bolden Jr. scored on a 104-yard kick return touchdown. He totaled five kickoff returns for 184 yards.


**Preseason Team Comparisons

Offensive Comparisons

Defensive Comparisons

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