SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers gives his quarterback Alex Smith a play to run in the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park on September 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
The San Francisco 49ers look to improve to 3-0 on the season when they take on the Minnesota Vikings.
The 49ers are probably the Super Bowl favorites after two excellent and superior performances over opponents like the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. San Francisco went into Lambeau Field and looked like the better team for 60 minutes against Green Bay, then came home and led from almost start to finish against Detroit. San Francisco is 2-0 and hopes to keep on moving up this week against Minnesota.
The Vikings have been competitive this season so far. They beat the Jacksonville Jaguars the first week of the season in overtime before falling to the Indianapolis Colts in the final seconds. However, Jacksonville and Indianapolis are probably two of the worst teams in the NFL; San Francisco will present a far more serious challenge.
The game will be televised on FOX at 1 p.m. EST. The 49ers are currently listed as 7- to 8-point favorites depending on the sportsbook you look at.