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Created: 08/25/2013 10:08 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email

Williams, Cook Hurt in Vikings' Loss to 49ers

After a slow start, Colin Kaepernick completed six straight passes in his third series of the game and connected on a 5-yard-touchdown toss to Quinton Patton, and Lavelle Hawkins returned a kickoff 105 yards for a score late in the second quarter in San Francisco's 34-14 preseason victory over Minnesota on Sunday night.
 
Kaepernick began the game 1 for 7, then converted his next six pass attempts - including four in a row of 10 or more yards - and finished 7 for 13 for 72 yards.
 
Reigning NFL MVP Adrian Peterson didn't touch the ball in one series of action for Minnesota, making his preseason debut as he begins a year in which he will try to become the first player with consecutive 2,000-yard rushing seasons. Still, quarterback Christian Ponder made important strides for Minnesota's offense.
 
Minnesota lost defensive tackle Kevin Williams (knee) and cornerback Chris Cook (groin) to injuries.
 
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