Posted September 13, 2012 on
NinersDigest’s Craig Massei and RoarReport’s Nate Caminata go Behind Enemy Lines to break down Sunday’s early NFC showdown between the 49ers and Lions. Is Detroit now a serious NFC title contender? Does Handshake-gate still linger among the Lions? Can anybody stop Matt Stafford and Megatron? How do the Lions stop Frank Gore and Co. from running all over them yet again? These Q&As and more inside.

Matthew Stafford looks dapper in Van Heusen ad

The self-admitted “casual dresser” now has a reason to clean up on occasion – a company is going to pay him to do it.  Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has agreed to appear in a marketing campaign entitled “Institute of Style” for Van Heusen.  The campaign will be featured in print, television, POP and digital advertisements and will soon be found on the NFL Network...

Detroit Lions: A Year's Worth Of Rage For The 49ers

This Sunday night, the Lions will travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers.No one gives the Lions a chance.The offense is one-dimensional. Their secondary is weak. The defensive line is OK, but vastly overrated.Really, the only chance Detroit has is to throw the ball until Matthew Stafford's arm falls off.These stereotypes circulated since last year. The Lions have heard them...

Detroit vs. San Francisco predictions: 49ers have trouble taming Lions

The Sunday night football game for week 2 in the NFL features Detroit vs San Francisco. The 49ers made headlines in week one when they went into Green Bay and squashed the Packers. That win pushed this team to the top of the power rankings in the NFL and made the 49ers a super bowl favorite. The Detroit Lions struggled in week one against the lowly St. Louis Rams. Quarterback...

St Louis Rams: Valiant Effort Falls Short vs. Lions

The St. Louis Rams put up a hard fight during the season opener to the Lions. The game even started off with a field goal kick by the rookie Greg Zurelein who had a total of three field goals. During the second quarter corner back Cortland Finnegan intercepted Matthew Stafford for a touchdown taking the Rams to halftime with a one point lead.Roger Saffold was injured during the fourth...

Lions' Calvin Johnson misses practice

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson did not practice on Wednesday because of a foot injury, according to the team. Head coach Jim Schwartz wouldn't say much on the injury. The injury doesn't sound serious, according to team reporter Tim Twentyman, who says Megatron appeared to be fine. "Let's put it this way. I didn't notice anything," he tweeted...

San Francisco 49ers close to setting NFL turnover record

The San Francisco 49ers have protected the football better than any other team in the NFL, which has them close to matching an NFL record. The 49ers haven't committed a turnover in six consecutive regular-season games, the second longest streak in NFL history.  Dating back to last season the 49ers can match the league record set by New England in 2010 on Sunday night against...

Lions-49ers primetime game storylines

It's only Week 2, but the hype continues to build for Sunday night's game between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers. Two undefeated teams, both coming off playoff seasons, a prime-time setting at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, plenty of animosity between the sides and, of course, a controversy that simply wont go away. What more can you ask for? Here are five...

NFC North Beat Week 2 Preview: Soaking Up The Prime Time Spotlight

It wasn't a pretty start for the NFC North in week 1 with a loss from last year's Division winner, three picks from Matt Stafford and the Lions an overtime win for the Vikings against the lowly Jaguars and a rough start, but eventual victory for the Bears. Let's take a look at what to expect in week 2 from the black and blue division.The Bears and Packers face off on...

Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers NFL Week 2 Preview Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz….Handshake Part II could be really interesting! Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions were one of the biggest locks to win in the season opener and they very nearly blew their opportunity at home against the St. Louis Rams. The Rams do not possess a ton of talent offensively, and...

Week Two Detroit Lions At San Francisco 49ers Preview

Week two, and the Detroit Lions go from the frying pan in to the fire. Last week they made some mental errors and struggled to beat teh rebuilding St. Louis Rams. This week the challenge is far greater as they not only have to travel west, but take one the San Francisco 49ers who were a couple plays away from representing the NFC in the Super Bowl a year ago. The teams met last year...
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