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The handshakes exchanged by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and his counterpart on the San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh, sapped much of the focus on Sunday night's matchup, an understandable turn since the previous handshake 11 months ago turned into a spectacle.
But what occurred in between the pre- and postgame handshakes -- both went off without incident -- may have been the real storyline: The 49ers offense did not just lend a hand to its vaunted defense, it once again rammed the ball down an opponent's throat, and it still has plenty of room to improve.
"The sky is the limit," 49ers tight end Vernon Davis proclaimed after he compiled 73 yards receiving and two touchdowns in the 49ers' 27-19 win at Candlestick Park. "We can get as good as we want. We're missing guys. We are missing Brandon Jacobs, Ted Ginn. We've got a lot of weapons. We've got a lot of great things going on for us. I'm excited about those guys coming back and contr...
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The coaches handshake went considerably smoother this time, but the animosity between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers hasnt subsided.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive lineman Joe Staley reportedly both had derogatory comments about the Lions.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz is taking the high road this time.
You win the game, you say whatever you want, Schwartz said Monday...
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After last year's handshake seen round' the NFL, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Detroit Lions Jim Schwartz decided to bury the hatchet before their Sunday Night Football week two affair.
Check out Harbaugh and Schwartz shaking hands prior to the start of the game:
Before the opening kickoff Sunday night at Candlestick Park, head coaches Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz met on the gridiron for first time since 49ers' (2-0) 25-19 comeback win in Motor City over the Lions' (1-1) week six last season.There was no cheek-kiss, no high-five, not even a fist-bump between the two.That was the plan. It was a cordial, light-hearted handshake...
It was Jim Harbaugh who got the better end of the handshake once again.
An inspired defensive effort combined with undisciplined play by Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions added up to a 27-19 win in favor of San Francisco.
The Lions made a late comeback to make the score interesting, but this game was controlled by the 49ers from start to finish. San Francisco jumped out to...
Detroit Lions cornerback Drayton Florence suffered a broken arm during Sunday night’s loss to the 49ers.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz says he “potentially could” miss a significant portion of the season.
“He got some preliminary (X-rays done) at the stadium,” Schwartz said. “He’s going to have some more stuff. It doesn’t look real good, but we’ll see.”
Last week: 13 (+4)
I still don’t think this team is much of a Super Bowl threat because eventually the turnover differentials will…blah blah blah regression I’m done repeating myself. Let’s focus on something positive, namely this amazing defense. This was Jim Harbaugh’s first full offseason with this team and many people expected an improved offense because...