Found September 17, 2012 on
If a win is a win, even a ugly in like the Detroit Lions had in week one, than a loss is a loss even when it is to a team that looks as good as the San Francisco 49ers. That is all fine and good, but in week two we here at DJC see way too much positive to give up on the Lions this soon. Even though there will be some in the fan base who feel that way after a loss on prime time TV with a National Audience.
First and foremost we know the 49ers looked awfully good, but we will contend that the Lions beat themselves. The Matthew Stafford interception, the Drayton Florence penalty for running into the kicker, and the Jacob Lacey pass interference penalty in the end zone all lead to 49ers scores. Had those play gone the other way, this game plays out a heck of a lot differently. The Lions also committed a lot more penalties this week versus last, and the defense failed to come up with a big stop late to keep the score close enough for the offense to tie or take the lead.
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Detroit Lions CB Drayton Florence suffered a broken arm during the second half of Sunday night’s 27-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Florence signed one week before the season opener against the St. Louis Rams and started at right cornerback in Week 2. The Lions secondary is already without safety Louis Delmas (knee) and cornerbacks...
Matthew Stafford did not look good last week at home against the Rams as he threw 3 INTs, but easily could of thrown more. He sailed this pass 15 yards over the head of the nearest Lions player. Gracias to the @sbnation for the GIF.
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So far Matthew Stafford has had a rough 2012 start by throwing twice as many interceptions as he has touchdowns. Being that you drafted him in the 1st or 2nd round you expect more than 12 points a game. I still think he bounces back but for now he’s not making any new friends.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Matthew Stafford ranks No. 27 in the NFL in quarterback rating after the first two weeks.
Not exactly what you would expect from the Detroit Lions franchise QB, even so early in the season, but hes not alone.
One notch below him is none other than New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees.
Stafford has a 73.2 rating, Brees 71.6.
Me and Calvin (Johnson) were talking...
Detroit Lions cornerback Drayton Florence suffered a broken arm during Sunday night’s loss to the 49ers.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz says he “potentially could” miss a significant portion of the season.
“He got some preliminary (X-rays done) at the stadium,” Schwartz said. “He’s going to have some more stuff. It doesn’t look real good, but we’ll see.”
It was Jim Harbaugh who got the better end of the handshake once again.
An inspired defensive effort combined with undisciplined play by Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions added up to a 27-19 win in favor of San Francisco.
The Lions made a late comeback to make the score interesting, but this game was controlled by the 49ers from start to finish. San Francisco jumped out to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...