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Morning Tailgate: Sept. 19

Posted by Taylor Price on September 19, 2012 – 9:54 AM

The San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings are relatively familiar with each other from already squaring off in Week 1 of the preseason.

The 49ers won a 17-6 matchup at Candlestick Park that saw first-team players play limited snaps on both sides of the ball. The Vikings were also without the services of All-World running back Adrian Peterson, who’s coming off an ACL tear suffered last Christmas Eve.

Peterson didn’t play against the 49ers in the preseason. Former Jim Harbaugh-coached running back Toby Gerhart racked up 31 yards on five carries, including a 16-yard gain.

Minnesota, however, now has Peterson back in action and looking very close to his old self. Peterson has 144 rushing yards and two touchdowns this season and could have an even greater workload this week according to Vikings coach Leslie Frazier.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee shared Frazier’s comments on Peterson’s health improvements when the Vikings coach conducted a conference call with the Bay Area media.

“Frazier said he’s been checking in regularly with Peterson to gauge his soreness and overall condition after recent games,” Barrows wrote.

According to Frazier, Peterson feels much better at this point in the week than he did after the team’s first regular season game. The Vikings coach expects Peterson’s workload to increase against the 49ers.

ESPN.com’s Mike Sando released his MVP watch list with Alex Smith ranking at the No. 2 spot behind Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Sando: “Smith ranks second only to Ryan in success rate, defined as percentage of place meeting accepted benchmarks for success (gaining 45 percent of the necessary yards on first down, 60 percent of them on second down and 100 percent on third and fourth downs). Like Ryan, Smith has zero turnovers through two games. Despite taking seven sacks, Smith ranks second only to Ryan in QBR among quarterbacks with enough attempts to qualify. He’s at 81.9 out of 100 after finishing last season ranked 22nd at 45.8. (Fifty is average, suggesting the 49ers won largely for factors beyond QB production.)”

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reviewed the 49ers offensive and defensive performances from a 27-19 win over Detroit.

NFL.com offers the best Instagram photos from Week 2, including a great shot of Vernon Davis leaping over photographers in the end zone.

49ers.com shared Brian Jennings’ big news, took a look at Joe Staley and Alex Smith’s newfound bond and covered Frank Gore’s pension for doing the ‘Dirty Work.’

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14 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Sept. 19”

  1. By 49erdefense2012 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    poof

  2. By bow53 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    “NINERS BABY!!!!!!!!!

  3. By bow53 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    i have a gut feeling will see alot of randy moss in this game……

  4. By 49erdefense2012 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    cant talk football untill this new server accepts our posts

  5. By okcniner on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    To all the Alex haters out there…..EAT IT!!!!!

  6. By bow53 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    were clear baby… blog away….

  7. By 11yearswithalex on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    no let down on the vikings …this season is becoming and wild one patriots ehh as well as skins rg3…rams and cards..and hawks winning …might not be a blow over for the division this season …go niners keep the drive going and dominate

  8. By 11yearswithalex on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    looks like coach is keeping moss off of the game film as much as possible ….saving him for the playoffs

  9. By 11yearswithalex on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    by the way this might work out good …get rid of the trolls who only want to bash posters and flash their venom to anyone who disagrees

  10. By 49erdefense2012 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    if they line up moss on the right side of the formation,we should see alot of 9 and post routes from him all day

  11. By 49erdefense2012 on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    if joe staley and anthony davis can slow down jarred allen,we should have solid running lanes inside,then its up to miller to clear the way for gore and hunter,henderson has become a tackling beast for singletarys lb’s on the vikings squad and miller will go against him all day,,,this might be the game where harbaugh lets alex let it fly,,,

  12. By 49erdefense2012 on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    THIS NEW BLOG FORMAT IS A JOKE!! EVERY POST IS STILL AWAITING MODERATION!!! AND NOW NO ONE POSTS COMMENTS,,,WAY TO GO 49ERS WEBMASTER,,YOU HAVE KILLED A GOOD BLOG SITE THAT MANY FAITHFUL 49ER FANS SHARED THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS AS WELL AS GAMEDAY EXPERIANCES WITH EACH OTHER,,,PLEASE GET THIS BLOG BACK TO USER-FRIENDLY STATUS,,,THANK YOU

  13. By abrahamer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    as usual 11 > wrong we’ve been very kind to you even tho you hate on our awesome qb all the time,

  14. By abrahamer on Sep 20, 2012 | Reply

    i love how noone has posted any help on how to blog here now, so i signed up at 49ers.com > wrong, if you sign up with wordpress.com you can blog again > right, but it acted like there was something wrong with my connectivity > wrong, so go sign up at wordpress.com for ur new username this is ace by the way hope to see evryone back here blogging soon

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