The first half of the NFC Wild Card round is a wrap and one Divisional matchup is set. The Minnesota Vikings stunned the New Orleans Saints in overtime and advanced to face the San Francisco 49ers. The game kicks off at 4:35 p.m. ET on NBC.
The opening line is now available at DraftKings Sportsbook, and the 49ers have been installed as a touchdown favorite. The opening point total is 46.5. The 49ers are -295 on the money line, while the Vikings are +250.
This game brings all sorts of storylines, and the biggest might be Kyle Shanahan vs. Kirk Cousins. Shanahan was Cousins OC in Washington when Mike Shanahan was head coach. There were reports about Shanahan’s interest in bringing Cousins to San Francisco, but then Jimmy Garoppolo happened.
It’s safe to say Kyle Shanahan will be huddling extensively with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh to help the 49ers defense prepare for Shanahan’s former pupil.
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