Found September 17, 2012 on The Majors Detroit:
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There were no handshake incidents this time around only a San Francisco defense standing tall in a 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday night. The Lions’ vaunted pass offense was silenced by the San Francisco secondary as they held Calvin Johnson to eight catches for 94 yards and no touchdowns. And instead of relying on his number one target quarterback Matthew Stafford had to turn his attention to a relatively unreliable running game in hopes of generating any offense. On the ground Detroit accumulated 82 total yards rushing while Stafford was 19 for 32 with 230 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Stafford was also denied of a milestone as he missed a chance to become the first player in NFL history to throw for 350 yards in five straight games. On the defensive side of the ball for Detroit, they were able to fair better against Frank Gore who ran all over them in last seasons 25-19 defeat from Ford Field. Sunday night though Gore was still effective rushing for 89 ya...
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