Pregame: 49ers at Vikings

It’s a nice stroll from downtown Minneapolis — past the statue honoring Mary Tyler Moore — to the Metrodome, where the NFL’s only matchup of unbeaten teams this weekend will take place.



Check here for all the pregame information, including the inactive players for both teams. Once the game begins, I will be trying out the new live blog/chat.


I can confirm the Vikings’ Adrian Peterson has arrived. At a little before 10 a.m., local time, he brushed past me in the press box on his way to the locker room downstairs. The press box is on street level. A lot of players enter through the press box and then take the stairs to the field level.


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49ERS INACTIVES: Nate Davis (third QB), WRs Brandon Jones and Jason Hill, DB Marcus Hudson, LB Marques Harris, C Cody Wallace, S Curtis Taylor, DL Ricky Jean-Francois.


The 49ers have obviously decided that Jones, though completely healthy, still is not ready to make a contribution by breaking into the receiver mix. Arnaz Battle is the team’s No. 3 wideout, and Spurlock is still the specialty guy.


VIKINGS INACTIVES: Sage Rosenfels (third QB), WR Jaymar Johnson, CB Asher Allen, S Husain Abdullah, LB Erin Henderson, C Kory Lichtensteiger, DT Jimmy Kennedy and DE Jayme Mitchell.


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I’m switching over to the live game blog.


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