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San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings: First quarter recap and second quarter discussion

The good guys have the early lead

San Francisco 49ers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The first quarter of play is in the books from U.S. Bank Stadium with your Minnesota Vikings leading the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 7-0.

The 49ers won the toss for this one and deferred to the second half, giving the Minnesota offense the football first. After Alexander Mattison ripped off a big run on the first play from scrimmage, the Vikings did what they’ve done all season. . .turn the ball over, as Kirk Cousins tried to hit Jordan Addison on a slant and was intercepted by Charvarius Ward. That’s the fourth time in seven games that the Vikings have turned the ball over on their first possession.

Fortunately, the Vikings countered with a turnover of their own, as Harrison Smith forced a fumble from Christian McCaffrey and the Vikings recovered to thwart the Niners’ threat.

The Vikings made their second possession count, as they marched down the field and got into the end zone as Cousins and Addison made up for the turnover by hooking up for a 20-yard touchdown to give the purple a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.

The Niners are now on the march, and as we move to the second quarter of play they’re looking at a 3rd-and-6 from the Minnesota 22-yard line.

Fifteen minutes in and your Minnesota Vikings lead the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 7-0. Come on in and join us for the second quarter of play!