The 49ers defense continued their impressive start to the season Sunday against the Lions. In week one the 49ers were able to contain the reigning MVP, Aaron Rodgers and last night were able to shut down Lions’ QB Mathew Stafford. The Niners defeated the Lions 27-19 in their week two match-up. With the win the 49ers have now extended their home winning streak against the Lions to 11 regular season games.
Alex Smith continued his strong play this season completing 20/31 throws for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Smith also extended his franchise record streak of passes without an interception to 284, including post season games. Frank Gore also had a very strong game, rushing for 89 yards on 17 attempts as well as scoring a touchdown. Davis and Crabtree also played very well against the Lions. Davis caught 5 balls for 73 yards and two touchdowns. While Crabtree caught 6 passes for 67 yards.
During the course of the game, Alex Smith continued to pick apart the Lions secondary. One play hooking up with Davis for a 21 yard touchdown. Smith and Crabtree continually found holes in the secondary and exploited them every chance they got. With the strong performance again this week, Crabtree is undoubtedly putting himself as the number one wide receiver on the depth chart. Davis later in the game would catch a 23 yard touchdown from Smith. On the other side of the ball, the 49ers defense was spectacular. Constantly they were around the ball allowing for little yards after catch and very little running room. The 49ers were able to keep Calvin Johnson in check during the game and continually provided fits for Stafford.
Following the game, the long awaited hand shake between Lions coach Jim Schwartz and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh providing no additional fireworks and both coaches have put the incident from last season behind them.
The Niners travel to Minnesota next week to take on the Vikings.