Former Cal star and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best was honored Tuesday with the NFL’s Ed Block Courage award for his “steadfast dedication and determination” in trying to return to the field after suffering two more concussions last season. Best hasn’t played since game six last year, and is sidelined through this season.
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The San Francisco 49ers took the lead early and never looked back in their 27-19 win over the Lions. Led by Alex Smith, they scored just enough to keep the game out of reach and recovered an onside kick late to seal the win.
The 49ers dominated the Detroit Lions on both sides of the ball in a 27-19 victory at Candlestick Park Sunday.
San Francisco’s stingy defense denied Matthew Stafford another milestone, Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith, and the 49ers beat the Detroit Lions 27-19 on Sunday night in a September showdown of NFC powers.
The Week 2 injury report for both names lacked the big names that would concern the casual fan. However, the fact that so many Detroit defensive players are listed is not a good sign for a defense heading into a very physical game. There were two new names for the 49ers from Week 1 but both are expected to play on Sunday.
San Francisco 49ers fans thinking of heckling Detroit Lions supporters at Sunday’s home opener should think twice.
The 0-1 Raiders travel to Miami to face the 0-1 Dolphins Sunday. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew the Raiders need to take a lesson from the Green Bay Packers, who bounced back from their loss to the 49ers last weekend with a convincing win over the Chicago Bears.
The 49ers and the Lions meet on Sunday in a battle of two the NFC’s best. The Lions are led by quarterback Matt Stafford and receiver Calvin Johnson on offense and their defense has one of the best defensive tackles in the game in Ndamukong Suh. While both teams are talented, the 49ers will be able to rely on their experience and mental toughness to wear out and outlast Detroit.
Last year’s game ended with an angry exchange between the two coaches as they met at mid-field while the 49ers celebrated their victory.