Posted September 16, 2012 on
Here’s how the 49ers fared in keys to the game identified before San Francisco’s convincing 27-19 victory over the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park, giving the Niners their ninth consecutive victory over the Lions and marking San Francisco as the team to beat in the NFC just two weeks into the season.
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Soon after Ndamukong Suh became a Detroit Lion, there arrived a giant scarlet (University of Nebraska) red recliner in the defensive meeting room. That was three years ago. Before last week, Suh was still the only defensive lineman in the Lions locker room that could sit back and relax in a big comfy chair.
The Lions other D-linemen were stuck with “stiff office chairs” in...
With 30 sacks in his first four seasons, Cliff Avril has become one of the league’s rising defensive stars, and will undoubtedly end up with a major contract at some point in the near future. For the time being however, Avril will be playing without much in the way of financial security on his one year franchise tag tender, which only guarantees him $10.6 million.
The 49ers move on from one early NFC showdown to another when they face the Detroit Lions in their home opener Sunday night at Candlestick Park, a matchup of unbeaten teams that holds some extra kick to it after their heated battle last year in Detroit. NinersDigest identifies the keys to the game and what the 49ers need to do to beat the Lions for the ninth consecutive time.
Some of the national attention will be on the two coaches when the San Francisco 49ers host the Detroit Lions Sunday night at 8:20pm EST on NBC,...
Detroit running back Mikel Leshoure returns from suspension in Week 3 and should see plenty of action.Fantasy Spin:Leshoure is a better runner than either Kevin Smith or Joique Bell. Expect a shared situation between Leshoure and Smith with Smith doing most of the receiving work and Leshoure the ground game.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Detroit Lions will work out free agent running back Steve Slaton next week.
Lions, who as i have been reporting looking to beef up at RB, will work out Steve Slaton next week. Slaton worked out for Bears today
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 16, 2012
The San Francisco 49ers dominating defense and methodical offense won for the second straight week, beating the Detroit Lions by the score of 27-19...
Literacy is apparently not a requirement to play for San Francisco.Either that, or the 49ers have a vastly over-inflated view of their accomplishment on Sunday night.To be fair, the Detroit Lions came in and were forced to play San Franciso's style of football. The 49ers played better. They took advantage of their opportunities. They won the game.Since the final seconds ticked...
Note: While these pieces are typically reserved for Thursday Night Football and Monday Night Football games, the passing of my Yia Yia (Grandma in Greek) this week had me swap Thursday’s Bears-Packers game with tonight’s Lions-49ers clash. Thanks for your understanding and prayers.
If the NFL’s been really good at one thing the past few years it’s been giving us a variety...