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Monday night matchup: 49ers vs. Vikings pick prediction and open thread

Predicting the outcome of tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight’s Monday Night Football game brings together the San Francisco 49ers (5-1) and the struggling Minnesota Vikings (2-4). The 49ers, favored at -7 according to DraftKings Sportsbook, are expected to dominate the game. However, injuries have hindered both teams’ wide receiver corps.

If you’re looking to wager on tonight’s game, we’ll get you up to speed here with game information, key player updates, and a prediction of the final outcome.

49ers vs. Vikings Injury Update

The Vikings’ offense took a hit with the injury to wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who has been placed on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury, which will keep him out another three weeks. On the other hand, the 49ers will be without wide receiver Deebo Samuel for two weeks due to a shoulder fracture. However, there is some positive news for the Niners, as running back Christian McCaffrey is on track to play tonight.

49ers — The Complete Team

The San Francisco 49ers have established themselves as one of the most well-rounded teams in football, with one of the best defenses and a Pro Bowl-caliber roster on offense. Quarterback Brock Purdy continues to play exceptional football, displaying great decision-making skills and minimizing turnovers — that is until last weekend against the Cleveland Browns. Purdy’s outstanding performance this season, with 1,396 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and just one interception, has put him in the MVP conversation.

Vikings Searching for Offensive Spark

With Justin Jefferson sidelined, the Minnesota Vikings will look for other options to generate offense. Despite being a rookie, wide receiver Jordan Addison has shown flashes of talent, although consistency has been an issue. Quarterback Kirk Cousins will likely prioritize targeting Addison to help move the chains and create scoring opportunities.

MNF Week 7 Prediction

Considering the 49ers’ dominant form and their depth of talent on both sides of the ball, they’re expected to come out on top in tonight’s matchup. The Vikings face an uphill battle without their star wide receiver Justin Jefferson. San Francisco’s offense is likely to overpower Minnesota’s defense. I’m going with a final score prediction of 31-17 in favor of the 49ers.