Vikings vs. 49ers: 9 storylines to follow...

From, here's an early look at what to expect Sunday at the Metrodome.
Publish date: writer Mike Wobschall is looking ahead to the big Minnesota-San Francisco matchup at Mall of America Field on Sunday, and lists nine storylines to follow as the game approaches.

At the top of his list, the nasty 49ers defense. is also running clips from the behind-the-scenes "Beyond the Gridiron" show. One of the best so far centers on theparents of rookie offensive lineman Matt Kalil, and their quest to see his first game in the pros.

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