Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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The Detroit Lions headed west, looking to keep their early season momentum going in a late night duel with the San Francisco 49ers. Unfortunately for them, they found a fist fight that they weren't ready for, and ran out of fourth quarter magic. The handshakes were perhaps the only successful thing about this west coast hunt, as the Lions went down hard and couldn't sustain much offense or defense in a tough road loss. Here's some other reverberations, as the Lions lose their first game of the season much earlier than they did in 2011. Matthew Stafford's Struggles Continued. Though he didn't have the three interceptions he had early against St. Louis, Stafford didn't start the game hot and was throwing behind receivers all night. His interception was mysteriously overthrown, and plenty of routes looked like they were crossed. Stafford was out of synch most of the game, and it showed on his face, as he grimaced after throws. Cris Collinsworth commented on the mistakes during NB...
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