Found September 16, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco 49ers stymied 2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, then record-setting Matthew Stafford in Week 2. This stingy, opportunistic defense is again making its mark as one of the league's best facing the top offenses and most prolific passers -- and that you can shake on. The Niners denied Stafford another milestone, Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and San Francisco beat the Detroit Lions 27-19 on Sunday night in a September showdown of NFC powers that hardly lived up to its hype. Smith completed 20 of 31 throws for 226 yards and extended his franchise-record streak of passes without an interception to 216. He led the reigning NFC West champion Niners (2-0) to their ninth straight win in the series since the Lions' last victory on Sept. 25, 1995. Smith took a hard hand to the helmet from John Wendling late and bloodied his nose. The 49ers ran their home winning streak against the Lions to 12 game...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Where, Oh Where Did Packers' Aaron Rodgers Go?

Two games into the NFL season and Aaron Rodgers hasn't played lights out, not even close to it. If you picked Rodgers for your fantasy team, you most likely used a first round pick on the QB. That's a big investment with little return to show for it as of now. Currently Andrew Luck and even Matt Cassell have more passing yards than the Packers' MVP QB.  Matt Ryan has...

Agent questions Rodgers' leadership

First, the agent for Green Bay tight end Jermichael Finley took a shot at Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler after his performance in the Bears’ loss last Thursday night. But Blake Baratz didn’t stop there. He also threw a backhanded verbal jab at Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Baratz took to Twitter last Friday to call out Cutler for his leadership ability and went on to...

Packers WR Jones shrugs off scolding by Rodgers

Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones says he deserved the recent scolding he got from Aaron Rodgers. Jones acknowledges that his play in Thursday's victory over the Chicago Bears deserved scrutiny, and is shrugging off any temporary tension as a sign of two players showing their competitive nature. Beyond that, Jones says there's no reason for anybody to think twice...

49ers Frustrate, Drop Lions, 27-19

The San Francisco 49ers stymied 2011 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers in Week 1, then record-setting Matthew Stafford in Week 2.

Week 2 Fantasy Football Recap: Chicago Bears - Green Bay Packers

Chicago Bears – 10, Green Bay Packers – 23This game didn’t really go as planned for anyone here, including Aaron Rodgers (213 total yards, 1 TD, 1 INT).  Rodgers ended up with barely over 200 total yards and one touchdown against one interception, for a very pedestrian total.  That makes two weeks where Rodgers numbers have been very low considering where he was taken in...

Fantasy Football: Missing In Action

Should fantasy owners be concerned about the poor play of Aaron Rodgers? Aaron Rodgers QB, Green Bay Packers The guy who I told everyone to take with the No.1 pick in the offseason isn’t even performing like a 1st round pick after 2 games. Through 2 games Aaron Rodgers has looked like an average QB , throwing 3 TD’s to 2 INT’s. While some of his struggles can be attributed...

Sunday Night Football: Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers Preview and Prediction

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...

Jermichael Finley’s agent not an Aaron Rodgers fan

Agents can make you a lot of money with their words, but they can also make you out to look like a spoiled, ungrateful individual in the process. Green Bay Packers tight end, Jermichael Finley, has an agent that is doing the latter. Blake Baratz, the agent who is doing a fine job of undermining [...]

49ers defense silences Lions offensive attack

There were no handshake incidents this time around only a San Francisco defense standing tall in a 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday night. The Lions’ vaunted pass offense was silenced by the San Francisco secondary as they held Calvin Johnson to eight catches for 94 yards and no touchdowns. And instead of relying on his number one target quarterback Matthew Stafford...

Lions still struggling against NFL's elite

With a chance to take over sole possession of first place in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions had a hard time putting the ball in the end zone against San Francisco's tough defense. The 27-19 loss to the 49ers on Sunday night raised more questions about whether Detroit belongs among the NFL's elite. Last season, the Lions won 10 games, but none of their victories was against...

49ers, Alex Smith Dominate Lions, Matthew Stafford

Alex Smith, the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has heard things said about him that would make a grandmother shudder. From the moment he was drafted out of Utah, people screamed that he was a system quarterback, and that his success was largely in part to Utah head coach Urban Meyer's spread offense. Even though some decried him as a traditional drop back quarterback...

49ers sitting at 2 and 0 after win over Lions

The Lions came into Candlestick and left with a L. The 49ers beat the Lions 27-19 and Alex Smith showed again that he is more than just a game manager. Alex Smith finished the day 20-31 for 226 and 2 touchdowns and outplayed Matthew Stafford, who the 49ers made look like a backup. Stafford came into the game throwing over 350 yards for five consecutive games. Today he left with 230...

Fantasy Football Week 2 Preview (Part. 2)

In case you missed it, Part 1 of my Week 2 preview can be found here. In Part 1, I went over the first seven 1:00pm games (per the ESPN schedule listing) and I headlined the abysmal Bears vs Packers game that was on Thursday. Why was it abysmal? Aaron Rodgers, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, [...]

Everyone at 1-1: Strengths and Weaknesses For Each NFC North Team After Two Weeks

In case you are completely oblivious to the football world, let me tell you what you’ve missed: The NFC North dominated during Week 1. Well, everyone except the Packers, who faced one of the top teams in the league. Lions, Vikings, and Bears fans wasted no time informing me that my team was at the bottom of the division. Whoop-dee-do. It was only Week 1; no big deal. (Actually...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.