Two weeks agone , the San Francisco 49ers were the stylish platoon in football. It was not indeed a question. There were no warning signs or reasons to believe they were anything but the NFL’s most complete, dominant platoon.
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However, that all changed this season for no apparent reason, much like the rest of the league. The 49ers lost as a big fave in Week 6 at the Cleveland Browns, who had provisory P.J. Walker at quarterback, and also in Week 7 they lost again as a big fave. This time it was the Minnesota Vikings, who were 2- 4 coming by and took it to the 49ers.
Kirk Cousins, whose poor record on Monday nights has been mocked for times, had an excellent game and led a huge 22- 17 palm in Minneapolis. Brock Purdy had two chances for a game- winning drive in the fourth quarter but could not come through either time, throwing a brace of interceptions, including one with 25 seconds left. The palm gets the Vikings to 3- 4 this season.
The 49ers still are one of the NFL’s stylish brigades but weird back- to- back losses means they are vulnerable, just like everyone differently.
Kirk Cousins shines on Monday night
Adding to the randomness of Monday night’s Vikings upset, it was led by relatives, whose brigades were 2- 10 on Monday nights coming by. Suddenly relatives, playing without injured megastar receiver Justin Jefferson, was sculpturing up the 49ers’ reputed defense. relatives has been the subject of trade enterprise, but the Vikings are far from dead at 3- 4 in a bad NFC. He was at his stylish on Monday night, throwing for 378 yards and two touchdowns against an excellent defense and doing so without one of the NFL’s stylish players to throw to.
The Vikings played well in the first half, also hit an enormous play in the final seconds before halftime. relatives threw a pass that was nearly interdicted, but novitiate Jordan Addison scuffled it down, turned upfield and had a 60- yard touchdown.
The Vikings led 16- 7 after that. It was an awful call by 49ers protective fellow Steve Wilks. It made little sense with 16 seconds left and the Vikings on their own 40 to shoot a Cover 0, each- out blitz, considering the only thing that a deep pass that was going to damage the 49ers. According to Next Gen Stats, it was the first seven- man rush in the final 30 seconds of a half in opposing home since Week 11, 2020.
The NFL is generally determined by thin perimeters, and the 49ers gave away a touchdown.
Brock Purdy throws 2 picks
The 49ers got outplayed much of the night but were still in the game in the alternate half. The Vikings settled for a field thing after two failed attempts at a” Tush Push” from the 1- yard line and a misfire by relatives into the end zone. McCaffrey scored his alternate touchdown of the game after that and the 49ers traced 19- 14.
The 49ers and Vikings traded field pretensions after that and the Vikings held a 22- 17 lead deep into the fourth quarter. There were two chances left for the 49ers to win it. But with 530 left Purdy overthrew Jauan Jennings and Vikings safety Camryn Bynum picked it off. This is the kind of mistake that will inflame detractors of Purdy.
San Francisco still had one further shot when Vikings kick Greg Joseph missed a 50- yard field thing wide right with 111 to go. It could have been Purdy’s redemption. The 49ers got into Vikings home in the final nanosecond. But Purdy, in a hopeless situation, threw another interception to Bynum and the game was over.
The 49ers were on top of the NFL world two weeks agone. The Vikings were 1- 4, had just lost Jefferson to a hamstring injury and were presumably closer to trading everyone down than allowing about the playoffs. This season, two weeks in the NFL seem like an eternity. Further than ever, nothing is endless.