GAME RECAP: San Francisco 49ers 27 Detroit Lions 19
SFO - Greg Zuerlein makes a 48 yard kick @ 12:25. Drive: 10 plays, 36 yards in 5:49.
DET - Jason Hanson makes a 38 yard kick. Drive @ 7:47: 8 plays, 48 yards in 4:38.
DET - Jason Hanson makes a 38 yard kick. Drive @ 6:43: 8 plays, 48 yards in 4:38.
SFO - Frank Gore runs for 1 yard (David Akers kick is good) @ 14:57. Drive: 5 plays, 23 yards in 2:24.
SFO - David Akers makes a 36 yard kick. Drive: 10 plays @ 9:42, 62 yards in 5:18.
DET - Jason Hanson makes a 40 yard kick. Drive: 10 plays @ 3:40, 39 yards in 6:02.
SFO - David Akers makes a 48 yard kick @ 14:42. Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards in 3:58.
DET - Jason Hanson makes a 48 yard kick @ 9:16. Drive: 9 plays, 50 yards in 5:26.
SFO - Vernon Davis catches a 23 yard pass from Alex Smith (David Akers kick is good) @ 3:04. Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards in 6:12.
DET - Brandon Pettigrew catches a 9 yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick is good) @ 1:29. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards in 1:35.
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DETROIT LIONS GAME BALLS:
Nearly 100 yards facing double and triple teams all night
LB lead team with 9 solo tackles including a number of run stuffs
Disruptive up front with 1.5 sacks on Sunday night against Alex Smith
||LIONS ||49ERS |
|Time Of Pos.||30:26||29:34|
|">Total Net Yards||296||349|
|Net Yards Rushing||82||148|
|Avg. Per Rush||3.2||5.5|
|Net Yards Passing||214||201|
|Yards Per Pass||6.3||5.9|
|Red Zone Efficiency||1-1-100%||1-2-50%|
|Goal To Go Efficiency||1-1-100%||1-1-100%|
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER STATS:
Passing SFO - Smith 20-31-2-226
DET - Stafford 19-32-1-230
Rushing SFO - Gore 17-89 | Manningham 1-29 | Hunter 5-23 | Smith 1-10
DET - Smith 16-53 | Bell 6-14 | Stafford 2-10 | Burleson 2-5
Receiving SFO - Davis 5-73 | Crabtree 6-67 | Manningham 3-28 | Hunter 2-21 | Gore 2-16 | Moss 1-14 | Walker 1-7
DET - Johnson 8-94 | Bell 2-59 | Pettigrew 3-18 | Smith 2-17 | Scheffler 1-13 | Burleson 1-11 | Young 1-11 | Heller 1-7
The Lions went into their Sunday night game in San Francisco alone sitting alone in first place in the NFC North but a 27-19 loss to the 49ers would drop them into a tie with the rest of the division. Quarterback Matt Stafford would have a hard time finding his targets all night, especially in the first half, as his
throws were off target in the swirling San Francisco winds. He wouldn't throw a touchdown until a minute and a half remaining in the game with the Lions clinging on slim hopes. It would come down to an onside's kick that the 49ers would recover and seal their well deserved win. Detroit had a balanced gameplan on offense
running the ball 26 times with 32 pass attempts. The Lions offense, was very predictable running it up the middle on almost every first down.
In a typical cool and windy San Francisco the Lions would get the ball first but would fail to pick up a first down. With a loud crowd, the 49ers would strike on their first drive on three straight completions good for 29, 17, and 21 yards respectively. Tight end Vernon Davis would make it 7-0 on a deep
ball up the left side. Detroit would respond on their next drive with an eight-play drive when the Lions would benefit from a pass interference call good for 33 yards. Jason Hanson would cap off the drive with a 38-yard field goal. San Francisco would fumble the ensuing kickoff giving Detroit the ball at the 25.
The Lions would only pick up two yards before Hanson would get a nice bounce off the upright to cut the lead to one. David Akers would hit a 35-yad field goal late in the quarter, but Drayton Florence would run into him taking the points off the board and keeping the drive alive. Early in the second quarter Frank
Gore would punch it in from the one to extend the niners lead. Jason Hanson would hit the upright again on his third attempt, but this time didn't get the lucky bounce and the half would end with the home team leading by eight.
Each team would trade field goals in the third quarter setting up final quarter. Less than 20 seconds in David Akers would expand the lead to 11 as he boomed a 48-yarder through the wind. Jason Hanson would match him five minutes later to cut it back to eight. But a clutch drive by the 49ers culminating in another
Vernon Davis touchdown with just over three minutes left would push the lead to 15. The Lions would cut it back to eight with 1:29 remaining when Stafford would connect with Brandon Pettigrew in the endzone. The game would come down to an onside's kick. Hanson would pop it over the short 49ers coverage unit but San
Francisco would recover and move to 2-0.
"We didn't do a good enough job in any phase, run game, pass game, defense, special teams," head Coach Jim Schwartz said in his post game news conference. "We can play a lot better."
It was the 11th straight win for the 49ers against the Lions in San Francisco, dating back to 1977, and ninth straight loss to the 49ers overall.
PHOTO OF THE GAME:
Calvin Johnson stretches out for extra yards.
The Detroit Lions travel to Tennessee next Sunday, September 23 at to face the Titans 1:00 PM.
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