The "Hot Boyzz" were in full effect Saturday.
The 49ers shut down the Vikings en route to a 27-10 divisional-round victory at Levi's Stadium, as Minnesota managed just 147 total yards, the fewest San Francisco has ever allowed in a playoff game.
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) January 12, 2020
It also was a record-setting day for the Vikings' offense, although not in a good way.
It was a dominant performance by the @49ers defense. They held the Vikings to...
- 7 1st downs (tied for 3rd-fewest in playoff game all-time)
- 147 yards (their worst in playoff game since 2000)
- 21 rush yards (their worst in playoff game since 1974) pic.twitter.com/aFR9esAggk
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 12, 2020
In addition to holding Minnesota under 150 total yards, the 49ers limited the Vikings to just seven first downs as Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins and the rest of the offense just couldn't get anything going past San Francisco's overpowering front seven.
Rookie Nick Bosa picked up two sacks as he manhandled the Vikings' offensive line.
Nick Bosa finished with a team-high 8 QB pressures on 27 pass rushes (30% pressure rate).
This was Bosa's 7th game with 5+ pressures this season, T-most in the NFL (Za'Darius Smith).#MINvsSF | #GoNiners pic.twitter.com/4XSmJOJfT2
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 12, 2020
The 49ers will find out their opponent for the NFC Championship Game on Sunday when the Green Bay Packers play host to the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field.
49ers' defense sets NFL playoff team record in dominant win vs. Vikings originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area