Originally written on Sidelion Report  |  Last updated 10/15/11
Mike Olsen: The Lions are coming off of an emotional victory against the Bears on Monday night, and have a short week to prepare. Success breeds distractions, and it will be interesting to see how the Lions adjust. The 49ers travel east for the second time this season, and have an early kickoff on Sunday. Distractions and jet-lag are two off of the field factors to consider, while on the field this game will come down to San Francisco’s willingness and ability to run the ball. If Gore gets going, the 49ers can control the ball, clock, and score, by keeping the potent Lion offense off of the field. If Gore stumbles early, the Lions will be able to get out to a quick lead and force Alex Smith to throw the ball. The Lions are on upset alert this week, and many are picking San Francisco to end their undefeated streak. This game will be close, but Detroit survives one more week. Detroit Lions 24, San Francisco 49ers 23 … [visit site to read more]SLR Predictions: San Francisco 49ers at De...
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