In his first game at the Metrodome as a member of the road team, receiver Randy Moss was largely MIA in MIN. N.
Moss caught three passes for 27 yards in limited action for the 49ers, who were unable to get much going on offense.
In all, the Niners churned up 280 yards, to 344 from the Vikings. But from penalties to dropped passes (one from Moss could have been a huge gain) to turnovers, the 49ers couldn’t avoid losing to a team that won only three games in 2011.
In hindsight, the turning point likely came when the 49ers failed to convert a long kick return from Kyle Williams to start the third quarter into a touchdown, settling instead for three.
The Vikings’ ability to drive down the field and score a touchdown after 10 straight points from the 49ers helped avoid the kind of second-half letdown that we saw routinely from the Vikings last September.