Carlos Hyde spun away from defenders in the backfield and followed a lead block from quarterback Colin Kaepernick into the end zone to give the San Francisco 49ers a 7-0 lead over the Minnesota Vikings.
In a game that looked like the latter stages of a preseason game for the majority of the first half, the 49ers finally broke through to get the first points on the board.
Phil Dawson had a 28-yard field goal blocked by Andrew Sendejo on the 49ers opening drive of the game. After a lengthy return of the block by Marcus Sherels, the Vikings came up empty with a missed 44-yard field goal by Blair Walsh.
The teams are a combined 1-for-10 on third downs. Ten penalties have been called and Adrian Peterson has carried the ball just four times for 14 yards in his return to action for the Vikings. Minnesota had just 56 yards of offense before the final drive of the half got them over the century mark.
Hyde has been the one bright spot with 83 yards on 12 carries for the 49ers.