Some dipsh!t named Dieter Kurtenbach of the San Jose Mercury News has already put out a column saying the Vikings did the 49ers a favor today by beating the only worthy opponent in SF's path to the Super Bowl.
He goes on ...The Vikings went to New Orleans and — in improbable and thrilling fashion — knocked out San Francisco’s top challenger in the NFC bracket (and perhaps their only truly worthy adversary), the Saints on Sunday.
And ...The 49ers also have the most important advantage in football. In the NFL playoffs, we’ve seen time and time again that among evenly matched teams, the determining factor is often which squad has the better head coach and quarterback.
Here's the deal. I'd take Kirk Cousins over the pornstar-loving punk from San Francisco every day of the week and twice on Sundays. What this so-called writer is conveniently overlooking is that Jimmy Garappolo has a penchant for -- wait for it -- TURNOVERS. And the Minnesota Vikings have been a takeaway machine over the past month. Garoppolo is also terrible under pressure, and you'd better believe that Mike Zimmer will find a way to sick his animals on Jimmy GQ.Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer is an outstanding defensive mind, but 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has that same reputation on the offensive side of the ball. It might be an offensive league, but let’s be generous and call that matchup a wash.
So, if we’re not diving too deep into this analysis, Saturday’s playoff game should come down to quarterback play.
So who would you rather have? Jimmy Garoppolo or Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins?
The Vikings can answer that question for you. Deep down — in places they don’t talk about at house parties — they’d rather have Garoppolo.
And finally, while Robert Selah is the latest flavor of the week as the Niners DC, he's not Mike Zimmer. The 49ers are surprisingly susceptible to the same things their offense does well -- outside zone, play/boot action, and screens. The very things the Vikings do best. You watch. We'll find a way to get the ball to our playmakers, just like the Saints did when they put up 46 on this supposedly unstoppable defense.
In case you want to leave a comment, the article can be found at https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/01/05/ ... uper-bowl/