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Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz….Handshake Part II could be really interesting!
Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions were one of the biggest locks to win in the season opener and they very nearly blew their opportunity at home against the St. Louis Rams.
The Rams do not possess a ton of talent offensively, and the Lions got to Sam Bradford at will with a few injuries they suffered up front. However, it was Stafford and that high octane offense that struggled to put up any points in the red zone.
Throwing three interceptions and with two of them being at the goal-line absolutely tortured this Detroit team from opening up a can that everybody thought they would. On a positive note, Kevin Smith went insane in the backfield for the Lions.
He went off for 91 yards and 2 TD in the performance, but it may not be jack squat against the best defense in the NFL. San Francisco only allowed one stinking rushing TD for the whole ...
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The Detroit Lions lost to the San Francisco 49ers last year in the final minutes, ending their bid for a potential perfect season. Undefeated going into the game, Detroit surrendered a Delanie Walker touchdown catch on fourth-and-six with just 1:51 remaining.
The game, however, will be remembered for a handshake, not late-game heroics.
The game ended with the Lions trying a desperation...
In a conversation with 49ers beat writers this week, Detroit coach Jim Schwartz gives his takes on the Niners and Lions and other subjects regarding the two teams and Sunday night’s early NFC showdown at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
With Jim Schwartz and Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh doing their best to downplay Sunday night’s rematch of last year’s Handshake Bowl, San Francisco owner Jed York is doing his best to add fuel to the fire.
During a speech at a pep rally Thursday (because not just high school teams do this anymore), York told Niners fans “…if you shake somebody’s hand at the end of the...
Detroit Lions @ San Francisco 49ersA game being called the "handshake bowl", Jim Schwartz vs. Jim Harbaugh round 2! Postgame fireworks will only be the exclamation point on a game that is sure to be thrilling.The Detroit Lions (1-0) have one of the most prolific offenses in the league. Weapons surround Matthew Stafford with the potential to blow up at any moment.Matthew...
A week after taking down the Packers, the San Francisco 49ers welcome the Detroit Lions to the Bay Area.
The Lions also won their opener, over St. Louis, but it was a struggle for Matt Stafford and the Lions. Stafford threw three interceptions last week compared to zero by Alex Smith, though it is, of course, foolish to form judgements after one week of football.
This game is a...
It's only Week 2, but the hype continues to build for Sunday night's game between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.
Two undefeated teams, both coming off playoff seasons, a prime-time setting at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, plenty of animosity between the sides and, of course, a controversy that simply wont go away.
What more can you ask for?
Here are five...
It wasn't a pretty start for the NFC North in week 1 with a loss from last year's Division winner, three picks from Matt Stafford and the Lions an overtime win for the Vikings against the lowly Jaguars and a rough start, but eventual victory for the Bears. Let's take a look at what to expect in week 2 from the black and blue division.The Bears and Packers face off on...
NinersDigest’s Craig Massei and RoarReport’s Nate Caminata go Behind Enemy Lines to break down Sunday’s early NFC showdown between the 49ers and Lions. Is Detroit now a serious NFC title contender? Does Handshake-gate still linger among the Lions? Can anybody stop Matt Stafford and Megatron? How do the Lions stop Frank Gore and Co. from running all over them yet again? These...