Detroit Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers final score

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 , 30-27 The Detroit Lions fell to 0-2 on the
season, and in true Lions fashion, it ended with some controversy. Let’s get
into it.First quarterThe Detroit Lions started the game on offense and built a
little bit of confidence on the ground, gaining a couple of first downs before
getting to midfield. There the drive stalled when Kerryon Johnson came up 2
yards short on third-and-3.The 49ers responded quickly with a 28-yard run. Then
a 35-yard pass to Dante Pettis. However, when the Niners got into the red zone,
the Lions defense stepped up with back-to-back sacks, forcing a short field
goal, in which Robbie Gould promptly made. 3-0 49ers. But the Lions offense
finally showed some life early in the game. Kenny Golladay continues to be the
working force behind the Lions offense, and he capped a 69-yard touchdown with
this catch: Second quarterKyle Shanahan’s offense continued to move the ball
efficiently against Matt Patricia’s defense as the game moved to the second
quarter. The Lions only managed to force two third downs (a third-and-1 and
third-and-2), as the Niners quickly scored on a broken coverage play. 49ers 10,
Lions 7.From there the offenses slowed down a bit. The Lions went three-and-out,
but then they forced a punt thanks to a huge tackle for loss from rookie
defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand. But on the ensuing drive, Matthew Stafford made
another grave mistake. Facing a third-and-3, Stafford couldn’t find an open
receiver. Instead of throwing the ball away, he tried to extend the play and was
too careless with the ball, fumbling it away and giving the 49ers the ball in
the red zone. Thankfully, the Lions defense held strong and San Francisco had to
add a field goal. 13-7 49ers.The Lions offense continued to be stuck in neutral,
especially in third-and-short situations. However, the defense forced a
three-and-out late in the second quarter, giving the Lions time for a
two-minute, one-minute drive (thanks to some poor clock management from
Patricia). Stafford drove the Lions into the red zone, but couldn’t punch it in,
and the Lions settled for a chip-shot field goal. 13-10 49ers.Third quarterThe
Lions special teams remained cursed in the third quarter as the 49ers took the
opening kickoff for a touchdown. A facemask penalty took the points off the
board, but San Francisco still started with the ball inside the Lions’ 30-yard
line. A few plays later, Jimmy Garoppolo found Garrett Celek for an 11-yard
score. 20-10 49ers.The Lions got a kick start with a good return of their own,
as Jamal Agnew got the Lions to midfield. From there, the Lions rushed their way
into the red zone ,
but back-to-back holding penalties drove the Lions back. Conservative
play-calling mixed with checkdowns led to another field goal. 20-13 49ers. The
Lions defense won a Pyrrhic victory on the next drive, forcing a punt, but
losing Darius Slay to a concussion. The Lions defense got to midfield, but again
failed on a third down. A nice Sam Martin pinned the 49ers deep, but it wouldn’t
end up mattering, because...The Lions defense couldn’t stop the run, and Matt
Breida went 66-yards to push the score to two possessions. 27-13 49ersFourth
quarterWe’re bullet-pointing again:Lions’ three-and-out49ers field goal. 30-17
49ers.Matthew Stafford connects with Golden Tate on a 67-yard play. Marvin Jones
Jr. finished the drive with a touchdown. 30-20 49ers.Defense holds for a
three-and-outAgnew punt return TD called back due to two block in the back
penaltiesLions drive down field, as Stafford hits *checks notes* MICHAEL
ROBERTS???? 30-27 49ers. And that’s where the controversy started. The Lions
defense had one chance for a stop and a third-and-2, and Tracy Walker stepped in
front of a Jimmy Garoppolo pass and nearly took it to the house. Unfortunately a
holding penalty on Quandre Diggs negated the interception and the 49ers got an
automatic first down.Was it the right call? It didn’t seem like a lot, but Diggs
did get his hands on George Kittle.The 49ers ended up running out most of the
clock and while the Lions got one more opportunity to score, they fell short
after a couple key drops from Theo Riddick. PregameIt’s gameday and the Detroit
Lions are back in action this week in the hopes of putting Week 1 far, far
behind them. It’s was a suspicious way for the Matt Patricia era to begin, but
as ugly as it was, it was only one game. Patricia’s head coaching career will
not be defined simply by a opening egg.The Lions will be without starting guard
T.J. Land and the San Francisco 49ers will be without their starting (and
backup) guards as well. The good news for Detroit is that it looks like a couple
other key players going through injuries will be good to go. According to Ian
Rapoport, both running back LeGarrette Blount and edge rusher Ezekiel Ansah are
expected to play Sunday afternoon, despite both being questionable on the injury
report. With the Lions chilling on the west coast, we won’t get to see them
until the 4 p.m. ET spot. Here’s how to catch them, as Week 2 kicks off. How to
watch Lions vs. 49ersDate: Sunday, September 16, 2018Kickoff time: 4:05 p.m.
ETTV: FOXWeek 2 TV map: Click hereAnnouncers: Thom Brennaman (play-by-play),
Chris Spielman (analyst), Shannon Spake (sideline reporter)Online streaming: Fox
Sports GoNational radio: Sports USA Media (Bob FitzgeraldHank Bauer)Local radio:
WJR-AM NEWS TALK 760 (Dan Miller, Lomas Brown)Line: 49ers by 7Detroit Lions
injury updates: What we know about Kerryon Johnson, Jamal Agnew, Teez Tabor The
Detroit Lions are officially on their bye week, and it comes at a pretty good
time. Not only do they get to sit on a divisional win for an extra week, but the
team left Sunday’s victory pretty beat up. Running back Kerryon
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game against the Packers and did not return. Per usual, the Lions did not
provide specific updates on their statuses after the game, but here’s a recap of
what we know based on the information we do have. Kerryon JohnsonAn injury to
the Lions’ best running back could have the biggest impact on the team. However,
it outlook is bright for the Lions’ rookie running back. He told MLive after the
game that if he was truly needed in the fourth quarter, he thinks he would’ve
been able to come back in.“Yeah, I think I could have (played, if needed),”
Johnson said per Kyle Meinke. “If I can walk, I can run, so that’s just the
mind-set I’ve always tried to play with. If I needed to, I think I could
have.”Former NFL doctor David J. Chao was similarly optimistic about Johnson’s
status. Though Chao obviously hasn’t inspected Johnson on his own, he has been
somewhat accurate in diagnosing injuries via video. Here’s what he had to say
via a Periscope video from Sunday night:With an extra week of rest, it certainly
seems realistic to think Johnson won’t even miss a single game, but we’ll see
how his ankle responds Monday morning.Jamal AgnewThe news doesn’t see quite as
positive for the Lions’ punt returner and 2017 fifth-round pick. Agnew suffered
a knee injury, and there are several bad signs that it could be long term.
First, after needing help to walk to the sidelines, Agnew was forced by doctors
to take the cart to the locker room. Just a few minutes later, the team declared
him OUT for the rest of the game. It’s never a good sign when the team doesn’t
go with “questionable” in the middle of the game and moves straight to
“out.”Still, it’s too early to conclude anything, and we may know more if
additional medical tests are done on Monday.Teez TaborIt’s hard to know exactly
how serious Teez Tabor’s groin injury is. On one hand, Tabor was only listed as
“questionable” to return during the game. On the other hand, he never returned.
Tabor was spotted in the Lions’ locker room celebration video and seemed pretty
upbeat, though walking with a minor limp (he’s in the black shirt and pants
right up front):Hopefully we’ll hear more about all three players’ statuses
before the players break for the bye week, but given the team’s policy with
reporting injuries... we’re not holding our breath.
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