The Disrespected: Why The 49ers Shouldn’t Be Overlooked In Minneapolis

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Published: September 25, 2009

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... However, a win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday might just be enough to earn themselves a spot amongst the elite teams in the NFC.

Even after beating the defending NFC champion Arizona Cardinals on the road in week one, and dominating the Seahawks in week two, almost every significant NFL analyst is picking the Vikings to hand the 49ers their first loss.

Granted the Week Three matchup will be played in Minneapolis, those who are actually paid to cover the NFL might want to give the 49ers a bit more credit. The 49ers have no individual positional holes and have no weaknesses in any facet of the game.

San Francisco can rely on their defense, running game, and even Shaun Hill's arm to win games (9-3 as a starter). Plus, not to mention the 49ers have one of the best special teams in the NFL. Their punter Andy Lee is a Pro Bowler, place-kicker Joe Nedney is automatic, and Allen Rossum can make big plays in the return game.

The 49ers and their fa...

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