New 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini, left, devised a game plan that certainly did a number on the Minnesota Vikings – and their quarterback Teddy Bridgewater – during their season-opening win Monday night.
New 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini, left, devised a game plan that certainly did a number on the Minnesota Vikings – and their quarterback Teddy Bridgewater – during their season-opening win Monday night. Jeff Chiu The Associated Press
New 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini, left, devised a game plan that certainly did a number on the Minnesota Vikings – and their quarterback Teddy Bridgewater – during their season-opening win Monday night. Jeff Chiu The Associated Press
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