Vikings vs. 49ers final score: San Francisco wins 34-14

Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers have one of the deepest rosters in the NFL, and it showed in their win over the Vikings on Sunday night.

The San Francisco 49ers blew out the Minnesota Vikings 34-14 in their third preseason game on Sunday night.

Colin Kapernick got the 49ers off to a fast start with a touchdown pass to Quinton Patton that gave San Francisco a 10-0 lead after the first quarter of the game. Patton was so excited about the touchdown that he busted out this touchdown dance:


The 49ers extended their lead when Lavelle Hawkins took a kickoff back the house in the second quarter. Hawkins was almost as excited about his touchdown as Patton was about his:


The day wasn't all bad for the Vikings, though. Christian Ponder was somewhat efficient, throwing for over 100 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The 49ers' depth showed in the end, and the Vikings got left behind as the 49ers outscored them 14-7 in the second half.

Injury report

49ers running back LaMichael James left Sunday's game with an elbow injury, which wasn't considered a major injury. Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams also left the game with a knee injury.

What's next?

San Francisco finishes off its preseason schedule in San Diego against the Chargers. The Vikings will play their fourth preseason game at home against the Tennessee Titans.

More from SB Nation NFL:

Play the No. 1 free fantasy football game

VIDEO: Rex Ryan’s press conference meltdown

Geno Smith channels Dan Orlovsky in safety

NFL preseason Week 3: Complete coverage

Did the NFL strongarm ESPN out of concussion reporting?

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.