This Is Why You Go For The Strip

Sometimes the best offense is a good special teams unit.

The Detroit Lions stripped the San Francisco 49ers on a kick return and recovered the fumble, creating a big turnover early in the game.

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That's a great play right there. A lot of players are taught to go for the strip in a situation like that. Once the player is going down or being tackled by your teammates, the defender should go for the ball. Great execution by the Lions on that play, something that will make Jim Schwartz happy.

The 49ers defense is very, very good so starting with the ball on their side of the field is a major bonus. The Lions weren't able to fully capitalize on the series but still kicked a field goal to make it 7-6.

Be sure to check out Pride of Detroit for more Lions coverage and Niners Nation for more on the 49ers. Head over to SB Nation's NFL hub for more news and analysis from around the league.

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