First, let me state this plain and clear: the Vikings deserved the win. Plain and simple. We had our chances in the second half, but Minnesota stepped up and did what was necessary. I thought they would have a good team...in the next year or so. Good for you Minnesota, you really stepped it up. Enjoy your victory, you deserved it.
Sincerely, A 49er Homer
Now, onto the ref's. I think both 49er and Viking fans will agree...they sucked. I can understand some flub-ups, but really, a D player pulling up and still getting called for unnecessary roughness? Harbaugh calling a time-out and then challenging? The only good thing I can say is that the bad calls were pretty equal both ways. (As much as I am loathe to admit it) This also seemed to be in other games; I noticed during the Ravens-Patriots game there were issues as well.
I just want to say one thing to the NFL: GET THE REAL REFS BACK! Eventually this will cost a team a game. Plus, look at what is being talked about! Not how good Ponder is, or how the running game is surging back, or even that Arizona (yes, THAT Arizona) is 3-0. We're talking about the poor job the Ref's are doing. Even the announcers are speechless in how bad things have gotten. Comparisons to the MMA are being made, though I would consider it closer to the WWE.
Please, for the love of football, get the ref situation fixed NOW.