We’ve completed the first quarter at Levi’s Stadium, and the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers are tied, 7-7.
The Niners won the toss and elected to defer to the second half, giving Minnesota the football first. A couple of runs by Dalvin Cook and an incomplete pass from Kirk Cousins brought about a quick three-and-out, and Britton Colquitt punted the ball away.
San Francisco hit a couple of big plays early, as Jimmy Garoppolo found Deebo Samuel to move the ball into Minnesota territory and then hit Emmanuel Sanders on back-to-back plays to get into the red zone. Garoppolo then found George Kittle to set the Niners up with first-and-goal from the Minnesota 3, and they capped the drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to Kendrick Bourne. Robbie Gould hit the extra point, and the Niners were quickly ahead by a score of 7-0.
The Vikings answered on their next drive, as they pushed into San Francisco territory and found themselves facing a 3rd-and-2 from the Niners’ 41-yard line. Cousins then took the shotgun snap and lofted it to Stefon Diggs on the left sideline. Diggs made a great adjustment, came down with the ball, and took it into the end zone for a 41-yard score! Dan Bailey added the extra point, and just like that we were tied at 7-7.
Diggs TD pic.twitter.com/kFP3zgMtSU— Arif Hasan, orbital traveler (@ArifHasanNFL) January 11, 2020
On the next drive, the Niners got into Minnesota territory again, but a sack by Danielle Hunter and a false start stopped their drive. The Niners will punt the ball away to start the second quarter, as they’re looking at 4th-and-24 from midfield.
Fifteen minutes in the books from Levi’s Stadium, and the Vikings and Niners are tied at 7-7. Come join us for the second quarter of play!