Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/17/12
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The handshake provided no fanfare. The coaches, John Harbaugh and Jim Shwartz, provided pleasantries and exited the field.The general result of San Francisco’s 27-19 win surprised no one. Yet, the dismantling of the Lions staggered a few.The 49ers claimed supremacy of the NFL by wrecking two of the most prolific offenses in the league during consecutive weeks (surprise?). Here’s what we learned from this game:1. The integrity of the league is at stake. Teams will continue to play and fans will continue to play, but the product is failing. Week 2 has been worse than the first with officials missing calls crucial to points being scored while watching flags fly and whistles scream with doubt. A better solution must be made at once.2. The result of the game attests to the superiority of the San Francisco 49ers, not the diminishing talent of the Detroit Lions. Though they’re fighting the injury bug, the Lions will evoke fear from the rest of their schedule. Matthew Stafford and Calvin Jo...
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