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San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

The Vikings are still ahead in this one

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

It’s time, folks. Yes, throw those four fingers up above your heads, because we’re heading to the last quarter of play at U.S. Bank Stadium with your Minnesota Vikings leading the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 22-14.

The Niners got the ball first but couldn’t really do much on their first possession, thanks in large part to Danielle Hunter picking up his league-leading ninth sack of the season. The Vikings then marched down the field again and got themselves all the way to a first-and-goal from the San Francisco 1-yard line. . .but had to settle for a 20-yard field goal from Greg Joseph to extend their lead to 19-7.

It took the Niners just about no time to get back into things, as they marched 75 yards in just three plays and 65 seconds, capping things with a 35-yard swing pass from Brock Purdy to Christian McCaffrey, who went in for his second score of the night and cut the Vikings’ lead to five at 19-14.

The Vikings added to the lead late in the quarter, as Greg Joseph hit his third field goal of the night, this one a 54-yarder to extend the lead to 22-14. As we move to the fourth quarter of play, the Niners have a 2nd-and-1 from their own 41-yard line.

Fifteen minutes left in this one, and the Vikings lead the 49ers by a score of 22-14. Can the Vikings hang on and get their first home win of 2023? Join us for the conclusion to this one, folks!