Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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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 all. But they've said nothing.The 49ers came into Detroit in 2011 and survived the Lions. That's right. They didn't dominate. They didn't impose their will. They didn't even have a commanding lead.The 49ers needed a miracle on 4th down to escape from Detroit with a win.How did they respond?People have dramatized how Jim Schwartz reacted to the postgame handshake. But everyone ignores the fact that the 49ers mocked the Lions in their own building.The Lions didn't ignore it.The nation has fallen in love with the new 49ers team. The media picked up where the 49ers left off and continued the mocking. The owner of ...
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