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...