Result: San Francisco 49ers ease past Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick during a warm-up before the game against Denver Broncos on August 8, 2013
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The San Francisco 49ers run out comfortable 34-14 winners over the Minnesota Vikings in their pre-season match at Candlestick Park.

The San Francisco 49ers eased past the Minnesota Vikings last night, running out comfortable 34-14 winners in their pre-season match at Candlestick Park.

The 49ers opened the scoring through a Phil Dawson field goal before Colin Kaepernick put a shaky start behind him to complete six consecutive passes, ending with a five-yard touchdown pass to Quinton Patton.

Christian Ponder threw his first touchdown of the pre-season with three minutes left of the second quarter, but the 49ers hit back immediately through a 105-yard kickoff return from Lavelle Hawkins.

Ponder then claimed his second touchdown pass of the match with a three-yarder to Joe Webb, who made it 20-14 going into the final quarter.

The fourth quarter belonged to San Francisco, however, as Jewel Hampton and Anthony Dixon both claimed rushing touchdowns from four yards and one yard respectively.

Frank Gore celebrates after scoring a 2-yard touchdown run against the Green Bay Packers on January 12, 2013
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