All due respect to the Minnesota Vikings, a quality organization, but the 49ers would have to beat themselves to lose this game.
Not because the 49ers are so much better than the Vikings. They’re not. If the game were on a neutral field and both teams had the same amount of time to rest and prepare, the Vikings might stand a chance. But the game will be in Santa Clara, it will be the Vikings’ second road game in the past six days and the 49ers have had 13 days off.
Advantage: 49ers. They will win if they avoid major mistakes. Here are their keys to victory:
1. Feature Kendrick Bourne: Bourne is Jimmy Garoppolo’s secret weapon.
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