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San Francisco 49ers
Green Bay Packers
Not many experts are giving the Detroit Lions much of a chance to win in San Francisco this Sunday night, myself included.
After beating the Packers at Lambeau Field last week, the 49ers look like a Super Bowl contender. Meanwhile, the Lions barely squeaked past the lowly Rams at home.
San Francisco is the favorite by about a touchdown in this game, which I don’t think is enough. The 49ers have truly established themselves as a top NFC team, while Detroit’s season opener provided more questions than answers.
Detroit’s secondary will miss its top three players on Sunday night, putting even more pressure on an already questionable pass defense. CB Bill Bentley has been ruled out with a concussion, CB Chris Houston is doubtful with a bum ankle, and safety Louis Delmas is also doubtful with the same knee injury that kept him out of training camp.
Doubtful means out in a vast majority of situations, so I don’t expect to see these three suit up in San Fran. Without them, Alex Smith and...
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The 49ers are protecting the football better than anybody in the NFL, and their turnover-free play is reaching historic proportions.
San Francisco hasn't committed a turnover in six...
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...
Last week, the 49ers were able to hold off the Green Bay Packers, securing a win that could very possibly turn into a tie-breaker at the end of the season. With a win against the Lions at home, the 49ers could establish themselves as the team to beat in the NFC.
This game is intriguing for a number of different reasons. The Lions have a very explosive defense, but their...
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Could the 49ers look any better in Week 1? I do no think so, as they beat the Packers in Green Bay and they looked fantastic on both sides of the ball. Alex Smith outplayed Aaron Rodgers and the 49ers may have an offense that may stack up with their stacked defense.
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The 49ers have only played one game and already there's a controversy in the locker room. Linebacker NaVorro Bowman said on "Takeaway Thursdays," where the defense emphasizes interceptions and fumbles, that the defense can create seven or eight in one afternoon. Quarterback Alex Smith, who just beat Steve Young's record with 185 straight completions without an...
After edging out a win last weekend against the St. Louis Rams, the 1-0 Lions head west to take on the San Francisco 49ers who looked very impressive last Sunday in a 30-22 win over the Green Bay Packers.
Now despite both teams entering this game 1-0, both teams appear to be in very different places amongst the rest of the NFC. With the Lions needing a drive in the final minutes...
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...