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, meaning either the recently acquired
Antonio Morrison or Korey Toomer will start in his place at inside
linebacker.Burks was listed as questionable with a shoulder injury sustained
last month before the Packers' third preseason game in Oakland.Morrison was
acquired in a trade with the Colts two weeks ago. Toomer, a fifth-year player,
was signed by the Packers was last week after being cut by the San Francisco
49ers.They would play alongside leading tackler Blake Martinez in the Packers'
base 3-4 defense.Green Bay's top return man, receiver Trevor Davis, is also out
with a hamstring injury. He was added to the injury report about two hours
before the game.CHICAGO-GREEN BAYBears: DB Kevin Toliver II, DB DeAndre
Houston-Carson, LB Kylie Fitts, OL Rashaad Coward, WR Javon Wims, TE Daniel
Brown, DT Bilal NicholsPackers: QB Tim Boyle, WR Trevor Davis, S Josh Jones, S
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Moore Another miscommunication almost led to another game-altering interception
for Jimmy Garoppolo.Only this time, the San Francisco 49ers got bailed out by a
flag and held on to beat the Detroit Lions.Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes
and caught a break when a defensive holding call negated a late interception as
the 49ers held on to beat the Lions 30-27 on Sunday."Very happy," Garoppolo said
of his emotions after realizing a penalty wiped out his mistake. "I didn't see
what happened on that with the flag and everything but very happy."The big play
came after Detroit (0-2) had cut San Francisco's 30-13 lead to three points
thanks to two fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Matthew Stafford. Then with the
49ers (1-1) facing a third-and-2 near midfield, Garoppolo threw a quick out to
Matt Breida. Tracy Walker stepped in front and intercepted the pass, returning
it to the San Francisco 7.But Quandre Diggs was called for holding George Kittle
on the other side of the field, giving the 49ers a reprieve."I didn't see it,
but it doesn't matter," Detroit coach Matt Patricia said. "That's the way the
game is being called all the way across the board. We just can't do it, make
plays and then the penalties."Last week a wrong pattern run by Kendrick Bourne
led to a pick-six by Garoppolo, who threw three interceptions in a 24-16 loss at
Minnesota that gave him his first loss after winning his first seven career
starts.Garoppolo threw a 4-yard TD pass to Bourne in the second quarter Sunday
and an 11-yarder to Garrett Celek in the third to hand Patricia, his old friend
from their New England days, a second straight loss to begin his tenure as coach
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, but was sacked six times.Breida did much of
the rest by rushing for 138 yards and breaking the game open with a 66-yard
touchdown run in the third quarter with help from impressive downfield blocking
by receiver Pierre Garcon. It was the longest run for San Francisco since Colin
Kaepernick scored on a 90-yard run against the Chargers on Dec. 20, 2014."It's
like backyard football," Breida said. "You see someone break a long run, see
someone out there running, you have to block someone. That's what he
did."Stafford was much sharper than he was last week for the Lions when he threw
four interceptions. He went 34 for 53 for 347 yards, three touchdowns and no
interceptions but it wasn't enough.He threw TD passes in the fourth quarter to
Marvin Jones Jr. and Michael Roberts but was unable to lead another scoring
drive after taking over at the 16 with 1:08 to play. He threw an incomplete pass
to Theo Riddick on fourth-and-2 from his 39 with 14 seconds left, ending the
comeback attempt."We just have to make a few more plays, whether it be earlier
in the game or later," Stafford said. "There's a million plays throughout the
game we can clean up and be better, and it starts with me."EJECTIONDetroit
running back LeGarrette Blount was ejected in the third quarter. Blount took
exception to Elijah Lee pushing Stafford as he stepped out of bounds. Blount was
standing on the sideline right in front of the play and went on the field and
pushed Lee. Blount was assessed a personal foul and ejected.THIRD-QUARTER
WOESThe Lions once again struggled coming out of halftime. Detroit was outscored
31-7 in the third quarter in a loss to the Jets last week and then 14-3 by the
49ers in this game.RECORD-SETTINGThe 49ers had three drives stall after getting
inside the red zone in part because Detroit sacked Garoppolo three times on
plays that started inside the 20. That led to three field goals for Robbie
Gould, giving him 29 straight makes, two more than Phil Dawson's franchise
record set in 2013.GOOD RETURNSRookie D.J. Reed started the second half with a
long kickoff return that initially appeared to go for a touchdown. But he was
called for a facemask penalty while giving a stiff arm and was only credited
with a 90-yard return, the longest for the Niners since Kyle Williams had a
94-yarder in 2012. San Francisco still managed to get a TD with a 26-yard drive
capped by Garoppolo's pass to Celek.INJURIESLions CB Darius Slay left with a
concussion in the third quarter. ... 49ers S Jaquiski Tartt left in the second
half with a shoulder injury.ANTHEMInjured 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin raised his
fist during the national anthem. No other player had a visible protest.UP
NEXTLions: Host New England on Sunday night.49ers: Visit Kansas City on
Sunday.
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