The San Francisco 49ers will host the Detroit Lions on Sunday night at 8:20 this week. The two teams are both rising up from years of sub-par NFL football play and should make for a very intriguing matchup. Both teams are coming off victories from last week, but got their wins in very different ways. San Fran was able to overall dominate the Packers in Green Bay, which is something few teams have done historically. Detroit, on the other hand, got a sloppier win over the Rams at home as the game wound down.
The 49ers struggled passing the ball, but ran all over Green Bay for 186 yards on the ground. They did pass for under 200 yards though, which is something that will not always lead to W’s. Defensively, however, they showed why they have the best defense in the NFL. They gave up just 22 points to an explosive Packer’s defense while giving up only 45 yards on the ground. The team was able to be passed on however and did give up 324 yards through the air against Aaron Rodgers.
Detroit just barely escaped with a win in Detroit against the Rams. They held the Rams to nearly nothing on offense though during the ballgame. Detroit gave up just 250 yards to the Rams with their passing defense giving up just 173 yards of that. Couple that with a very strong run D as well and you get the recipe for a very defensively driven game this Sunday night.
PREDICTION: 49ers 21 DET 20