Lions Vs. 49ers, Week 2: San Francisco Fans Pleased With Solid Victory

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Detroit Lions, 27-19, on Sunday in a game that wasn't nearly as close as the final score suggests. The Lions were held to just 296 yards of total offense and did not score a touchdown until the final two minutes of the game, while a balanced offensive attack by San Francisco secured the win.

It wasn't the prettiest of wins, however, with the 49ers committing several uncharacteristic mistakes created more problems than San Francisco should have had to deal with.

David Fucillo of Niners Nation was pleased with the "workmanlike" win, stating that those aforementioned mistakes created a interesting ending to a game the 49ers mostly controlled.

Although the receivers, running backs and tight ends were struggling at times, there were big plays from all three types of receivers. I think the star of the game alongside Alex Smith has to be Michael Crabtree. As Alex said after the game, Crabs didn't get the touchdowns, but he was the work-horse on offense. Crabtree finished the game with six receptions for 67 yards. What is spectacular about that performance is that five of the six catches resulted in first downs, and the last three were all on third down. Vernon Davis had the high profile plays, but Crabtree was absolutely crucial to the team's success.

In reality this game should not have been this close. While Calvin Johnson made some plays, the 49ers controlled this game. Some hiccups in execution were the difference between a game that came down to an onside kick, and a game that could have been a three score difference. I know we'll see improvement, so I can live with those problems tonight. For now, the 49ers are 2-0 and the NFC West just went 4-0 with some incredibly impressive victories!

The 49ers head to Minnesota next Sunday to take on the Vikings, with kickoff set for 1 p.m. ET on Fox.

For more coverage on the San Francisco 49ers, be sure to check out more from Niners Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.