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SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 09: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of their NFL preseason football game at Levi's Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 09: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers drops back to pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter of their NFL preseason football game at Levi's Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 18: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings runs onto the field for warmups before the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 18, 2018 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 18: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings runs onto the field for warmups before the preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 18, 2018 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

Predictions

Minnesota has very few holes across their depth chart, and it’s going to be hard for the 49ers, a franchise still in transition, to match them.

I think Minnesota comes out early with a big play from Diggs or Cooks that puts them up on the opening drive at home. San Francisco will hold on for a while, but ultimately this will be the Vikings game to lose.

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San Francisco’s secondary will be targeted often and their weakness will show throughout the game.

Garoppolo won’t be horrible, but a lack of a run game will force him to throw the ball 40 times, something he’s only done once in his career. San Francisco will have less than 75 rushing yards this week if they are, in fact, without Breida.

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Cousins will throw for 300 yards in his debut and catapult the Vikings to the top of power rankings.