San Francisco 49ers at Minnesota Vikings– Alex Smith was only able to throw one touchdown during the 49ers second half comeback attempt, as San Francisco lost its first game of the season against the Minnesota Vikings 24-13.
Smith completed 24 of 35 passing attempts for 204 yards, a touchdown and one interception. San Francisco accounted for 14 passing first downs, but the offensive line allowed Smith to be sacked three times for 13 yards.
Frank Gore was unable to explode past the Vikings defense. He only recorded 12 carries for 63 yards.
Mario Manningham reeled in five catches for 56 yards—he was targeted five times. Tight end Vernon Davis was able to also nab five catches for 53 yards himself.
In the end, it was the 49ers defense that hindered the team’s ability to surmount a comeback. The defense gave up 344 yards, 21 first downs and allowed the Vikings to control the ball for 33 minutes. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder threw for 198 yards and two scores.
San Francisco (2-1, 1-1 away) will travel to MetLife Stadium next Sunday to take on the New York Jets.