- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9) at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (8-8)

Monday, 10:20 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 4 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Series tied 22-22-1

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat 49ers 24-13 Sept. 23, 2012

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 16, 49ers No. 24

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (14), PASS (28)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (25), PASS (7)

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (4), PASS (30)

49ERSS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (7), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Minnesota has three-game winning streak vs. San Francisco and has won five of six in series. … Vikings 30-23-1 all-time in season openers and won in Mike Zimmer’s coaching debut last year at St. Louis. … Third straight year Vikings open on road. … Minnesota’s first game at second-year, $1.3 billion Levi’s Stadium. … 49ers have won four straight season openers. Trying to win five consecutive openers for second time in franchise history, also done 1992-96. … Monday marks seventh meeting between teams to open a season and first since Sept. 11, 1966, when they tied 20-all in front of 29,312 fans at old Kezar Stadium. … Vikings handed 49ers first loss of 2012 season after 2-0 start, and San Francisco went on to lose in Super Bowl in Jim Harbaugh’s second season. … Minnesota defense forced three turnovers last meeting, two fumble recoveries and interception. … RB Adrian Peterson’s return after missing all but one game last season. He has most yards rushing in Week 1 among active players with 823 yards in eight games. Also leads active players with 10 TDs in openers. … Minnesota returns 19 of 22 regular starters from last year’s season opener, 10 on defense and nine on offense. … Vikings second-year QB Teddy Bridgewater is 101 of 140 for 1,230 yards, eight TDs and five INTs for 103 rating over last five games. … 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman to play in first game since left knee injury in NFC title game loss at Seattle in January 2014. … Jim Tomsula’s debut as 49ers regular head coach after leading win as interim in final game of 2010 season in place of fired Mike Singletary. … Tomsula has kept mum on whether former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne will be active on game day and returning punts.

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