Vikings-49ers Capsule

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (8-8)

Monday, 10:20 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 4 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Series tied 22-22-1

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat 49ers 24-13 Sept. 23, 2012

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 16, 49ers No. 24

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (14), PASS (28)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (25), PASS (7)

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (4), PASS (30)

49ERSS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Minnesota has three-game winning streak vs. San Francisco and has won five of six in series. ... Vikings 30-23-1 all-time in season openers and won in Mike Zimmer's coaching debut last year at St. Louis. ... Third straight year Vikings open on road. ... Minnesota's first game at second-year, $1.3 billion Levi's Stadium. ... 49ers have won four straight season openers. Trying to win five consecutive openers for second time in franchise history, also done 1992-96. ... Monday marks seventh meeting between teams to open a season and first since Sept. 11, 1966, when they tied 20-all in front of 29,312 fans at old Kezar Stadium. ... Vikings handed 49ers first loss of 2012 season after 2-0 start, and San Francisco went on to lose in Super Bowl in Jim Harbaugh's second season. ... Minnesota defense forced three turnovers last meeting, two fumble recoveries and interception. ... RB Adrian Peterson's return after missing all but one game last season. He has most yards rushing in Week 1 among active players with 823 yards in eight games. Also leads active players with 10 TDs in openers. ... Minnesota returns 19 of 22 regular starters from last year's season opener, 10 on defense and nine on offense. ... Vikings second-year QB Teddy Bridgewater is 101 of 140 for 1,230 yards, eight TDs and five INTs for 103 rating over last five games. ... 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman to play in first game since left knee injury in NFC title game loss at Seattle in January 2014. ... Jim Tomsula's debut as 49ers regular head coach after leading win as interim in final game of 2010 season in place of fired Mike Singletary. ... Tomsula has kept mum on whether former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne will be active on game day and returning punts.

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