This matchup pits what the Lions' offense should be against what the Lions' offense is, and that's inconsistent. They're going to need a near-perfect performance to keep up, and need to score EARLY, not late in the fourth, like usual. Scoring early will also not only help, but will be required. I'm not expecting much of a game here.
San Fran: 41 Detroit 28
The Detroit Lions defense can't stop anyone, and don't expect them to start against the 49ers. The 49ers have been moving the ball both through the air and on the ground, and the Lions haven't been able to stop either. Offensively, the Lions will put points on the board, but not nearly enough against a young and energetic defense for the 49ers.
SAN FRANCISCO 38, DETROIT 20
San Francisco enters the contest a little banged up following last week's loss to the Bears. Some say, a little pissed off. The Lions, however, are due for a win. They are clicking offensively and defensively, and it is going to happen ... why not Sunday? Marty Mornhinweg prepped his team on the 49ers' individual players, as well as what to expect offensively. Mornhinweg, the former San Fran offensive coordinator, is as familiar with the 49ers' offensive side of the ball as any one in the league. Expect that tool to be utilized. Here it is ... and contrary to belief, I have full awareness of each and every one of my marbles
DETROIT 28 -- SAN FRANCISCO 21