NFL Week 7: San Francisco 49ers vs Minnesota Vikings Odds, and Picks (Oct 23)
- The 49ers lost to the Browns 17-19 in week 6.
- The Vikings defeated the Bears 19-13 on Sunday.
- These teams last met in Nov. 2021 with the 49ers winning 26-34.
The 5-1 San Francisco 49ers take on the 2-4 Minnesota Vikings in this week 7 NFC matchup. The 49ers lost their undefeated record last week and the Vikings recorded a much needed win. Will normal service be resumed here?
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The 49ers lost both Deebo Samuel and Christian McCaffrey to injury as they failed to overcome the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Neither player has managed to practice this week and their status’ will require monitoring ahead of this Monday night fixture. If McCaffrey misses the game then Elijah Mitchell and the highly rated sophomore Jordan Mason will split the backfield reps.
The Vikings made hard work of life without Justin Jefferson, and the next 5 weeks could be just as tough while the star receiver recovers from injury. Alexander Mattison has struggled to fill the Dalvin Cook role and he will not find life easy against the 49ers defense here.
The Vikings struggled to overcome the Chicago Bears last week so I cannot see them picking up a win against a far superior 49ers team this week. San Francisco should get things back on track here comfortably.