Friday Night Open Thread: 49ers Preseason Debut Sits One Week Away

The NFL gets back into the swing of things this weekend as the annual Hall of Fame Game takes place on Sunday. The Arizona Cardinals will face the New Orleans Saints in Canton, Ohio to kick off the NFL preseason. It's a game many of us will watch a few minutes of and then move on to whatever else we were doing to wrap up the weekend.

More important for 49ers fans is that one week from now, the 49ers will be making their preseason debut against the Minnesota Vikings. The 49ers struggled in their preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints last season, leaving us all wondering what to make of the upcoming season. The Saints blitzed like crazy and the 49ers quarterbacks couldn't get thing one figured out. That turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the Saints seemed to throw out everything but the kitchen sink and prepare the 49ers for their later playoff matchup.

Whether you watch the HOF game on Sunday or not, it's good to know that football is back!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Join Niners Nation

You must be a member of Niners Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Niners Nation. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker