After getting off to a slow start in the first half for both teams, the 49ers ultimately came away with the 25-19 win.
The Lions were able to get something going, but it wasn’t enough as San Francisco came back in the fourth quarter to seal the game with a QB Alex Smith 6-yard touchdown pass to TE Delanie Walker with 1:51 on the clock, followed by a K David Akers 37-yard field goal with :14 seconds left in the game.
Against one of the top ranked defenses, Quarterback Matthew Stafford finished connecting on 28 of 50 passes for 293 yards and 2 touchdowns (16 yards to TE Brandon Pettigrew and 5 yards to WR Nate Burleson).
Stafford’s favorite target WR Calvin Johnson finished the game with 7 catches for 113 yards, marking his third 100+-yard game of the season.
RB Jahvid Best finished the day with 110 all-purpose yards (37 rushing, 73 receiving).
Defensively, the Lions were able to keep pressure on Smith all day, forcing 2.0 sacks, including a sack-fumble from DE Kyle Vanden Bosch, and an interception. The 49ers finished with five false starts.
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