Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season is finally here for the San Francisco 49ers. The team faces the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, coming to you live from Levi's Stadium. The game does not kick off until 7:20 p.m., so we have a little time to kill in the meantime.
I thought with some of that time, we could look at some predictions pertaining to tonight's game. After that, you can submit your own prediction. We are once again using The Crowd's Line to crowd-source some predictions. Our friends at Daily Norseman are also voting, and the widget below pulls out the vote for each site, as well as the general crowd's line, and what Vegas is thinking. My pick in the widget is just the score I used in our prediction contest (27-17, 49ers). Even if you missed all the other games, there's still time for the two MNF games.
I thought I would run down a bunch of different picks that I have seen. This is not remotely close to a complete list of media picks, so feel free to post links to any additional ones.
SB Nation (link to come): Myself, Danny Kelly and the OddsShark computer were the three of eight picks
ESPN: Mark Schlereth, Seth Wickersham only two of 14 picks
CBS Sports: Will Brinson, only one of eight picks
FOXSports.com: Mike Garafolo, Peter Schrager, James Parziale, Sid Saraf, four of eight picks
Elliott Harrisom NFL.com: Vikings 21, 49ers 17
Barry Wilner, AP: 49ers 17, Vikings 16
Greg Cote, Miami Herald: 49ers 23, Vikings 20
Dennis Manoloff, The Plain Dealer: Vikings 27, 49ers 16
Vinnie Iyer, Sporting News: 49ers 16, Viking 13
Pro Football Talk: MDS Vikings 34-10, Florio Vikings 30-21
Neil Greenberg, Washington Post: 49ers win