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10:11 PM -The Vikings win 32-31 as they convert a 2-point conversion with no time remaining in the game. Taylor Heinicke engineered a 14-play, 63-yard scoring drive that ended with a  1-yard touchdown run by Terrell Newby as the clock struck zero. Heinicke ran in the 2-point conversion by diving for the end zone and crossing the pylon. Minnesota wraps up the preseason on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Miami.

9:56 PM - Minnesota forces a 49ers punt that Rodney Adams returns 32 yards to the 37-yard line. The Vikings trail 31-24 with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter. Taylor Heinicke is in at quarterback.

9:42 PM -The Vikings answer right back as Keenum puts together a 75-yard scoring drive that is capped off by a 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kyle Carter. Both rookie WRs Stacey Coley and Rodney Adams had receptions on the drive. Minnesota trails 31-24 with just over 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter.

9:35 PM - The 49ers score a rushing touchdown and now lead 31-17 midway through the fourth quarter.

9:22 PM - Minnesota trails 24-17 at the end of the third quarter.

9:19 PM - The Vikings respond as Jerick McKinnon takes the ensuing kickoff 108 yards to the house. Minnesota trails 24-17 late in the third quarter.

9:16 PM - The 49ers score on an 87-yard screen pass and now lead 24-10.

9:10 PM - The Vikings score the first touchdown of the night. The Vikings put together a 75-yard scoring drive as Keenum finds rookie wide receiver Rodney Adams for a 9-yard touchdown pass. Koehn adds the extra points as Minnesota now trails 17-10.  That's his second touchdown of the preseason.

9:01 PM - The 49ers increase their lead to 17-3 after a 55-yard field goal. DT Will Sutton had a sack on that drive for the Vikings.

8:53 PM - Koehn pulls a 47-yard field goal try to the right as the Vikings give the ball back to San Francisco. The 49ers take over on their own 37-yard line.

8:49 PM - The Vikings get their first interception of the preseason as Antone Exum corrals the ball and returns it to the 49ers 26-yard line.

8:47 PM - Marshall Koehn gets the Vikings on the board with a 58-yard field goal. Minnesota trails 14-3 early in the third quarter.

8:38 PM - The Vikings go with their second-team defense to open the second half as the unit forces a three-and-out. Minnesota will take over ron its own 33-yard line as Case Keenum takes over at quarterback.

8:21 PM - The Vikings trail 14-0 at the half as the clock ran out on Minnesota's final offensive drive of the first half. The Vikings gave up a pair of touchdown passes and 188 total yards in the first half. Eric Kendricks had a sack for the Vikings on defense.

8:17 PM - Eric Kendricks picks up a sack on third down to force a San Francisco punt. The Vikings will take over on their own 37-yard line with 49 seconds left in the first half.

8:15 PM - The Vikings pick up a first down but are forced to punt. San Francisco takes over on their own 28-yard line.

8:04 PM - Minnesota forces another 49ers punt as Sherels calls for a fair catch at the 13-yard line.

7:57 PM - The Vikings offense punts for the fourth straight possession as Minnesota has yet to run a play past midfield. The 49ers take over on their own 23-yard line.

7:51 PM - Minnesota's defenses forces a quick three-and-out before Marcus Sherels returns the 49ers punt for 10 yards. The Vikings will start at their own 19-yard line.

View games action images as the Vikings take on the 49ers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday Night Football.

7:45 PM - The Vikings offense is forced to punt after being unable to reach midfield. The 49ers take over on their own 28-yard line.

7:36 PM - The Vikings trail 14-0 as San Francisco scores on a 24-yard touchdown pass.

7:32 PM - The Vikings trail 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. San Francisco has 143 yards of total offense while the Vikings have 19.

7:25 PM - Minnesota's drive stalls near midfield as Bradford is sacked twice on the drive. The 49ers take over on their own 12-yard line.

7:13 PM -The Vikings give up a big play for a score on the 49ers first drive. The 49ers strike first as San Francisco scores on a 46-yard touchdown pass. The 49ers went 79 yards in five plays and lead 7-0.

View pregame photos as the Vikings take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday Night Football against the San Francisco 49ers.

7:09 PM -The Vikings get themselves into third and long on their first possession and are forced to punt. Ryan Quigley's 47-yard punt puts the 49ers at their own 21-yard line.

7:04 PM - Sam Bradford, Tom Johnson, Eric Kendricks and Adam Thielen are tonight's captains for the Vikings. The 49ers win the toss and elect to defer. The Vikings will start on offense.

6:44 PM -The following San Francisco 49ers are not expected to play:

13 Aaron Burbridge WR

23 Will Redmond CB

25 Jimmie Ward DB

65 Joshua Garnett G

5:34 PM - Minnesota Vikings Not Expected To Play

37 Terrell Sinkfield, CB

81 Moritz Böhringer WR

82 Kyle Rudolph TE

96 Brian Robison, DE

Minnesota Vikings Starter Changes


WLB – 42 Ben Gedeon


TE – 89 David Morgan for 82 Kyle Rudolph

RB – 33 Dalvin Cook

After playing a pair of games on the road to open the 2017 preseason, the Vikings return home for the first of two games in five days at U.S. Bank Stadium as they play host to the San Francisco 49ers tonight on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Kickoff is scheduled for 7 CT.

Fans can watch the game locally on KARE 11, listen on KFAN 100.3 FM, and watch live or on-demand via a free trial of NFL Game Pass.

The Vikings offense appears to be as healthy as it's been all preseason. T Riley Reiff and RB Latavius Murray are expected to make their preseason debuts after battling injuries during training camp. Reiff steps into an offensive line that is still in flux, with position battles on the interior of the line still playing out.

Rookie RB Dalvin Cook has impressed since arriving at Winter Park, including breaking off several impressive runs during last week's game in Seattle. Murray, who missed all of the offseason program due to offseason ankle surgery, will join Cook and Jerick McKinnon in the battle for snaps in the backfield.

Earlier this week, QB Sam Bradford and Head Coach Mike Zimmer spoke about wanting the first team offense, which improved against the Seahawks but has yet to score a touchdown this preseason, to excel tonight in front of the home crowd.

The new-look 49ers are coming off a 33-14 loss to the Broncos last week. With General John Lynch and Head Coach Kyle Shanahan taking over the reigns this offseason after the team won just seven games the previous two seasons, the rebuild is clearly underway in San Francisco. That doesn't mean the team is without talent though, specifically on defense, with recent first round picks such as DE DeForest Buckner, DE Solomon Thomas, and LB Reuben Foster anchoring a group led by LB NaVorro Bowman.

Defensively, the Vikings have been solid for the most part this preseason though they did yield a few big plays to the Seahawks. Like the offense, they are expected to get some bodies back tonight in the form of S Andrew Sendejo and CB Trae Waynes.

San Francisco's offense doesn't feature an array of household names but they do have an intriguing mix at quarterback. Veteran Brian Hoyer was signed in the offseason, but a name that Minnesota fans may recognize is former Iowa Hawkeye C.J. Bethard. He was a third round pick this spring and has impressed in the team's first two preseason games, completing 14 of 23 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns.

And on special teams for the Vikings, battles are still being waged there across the board, with jobs at kicker, punter and kickoff return still seemingly up for grabs.

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