San Francisco 25, Detroit 19

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 16, 2011
Location - Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Mike Carey
Attendance - 62061

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
San Francisco 0 12 3 10 25
Detroit 10 0 3 6 19

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Francisco 0-0 0-0 0-0 W4
Detroit 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1


Alex Smith’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker on fourth-and-goal with 1:51 remaining gave the San Francisco 49ers a 25-19 victory over host Detroit and handed the Lions their first loss of the season.

Frank Gore rushed for 141 yards and a touchdown, and the 49ers’ defense held the Lions (5-1) to 310 total yards – 69 below their season average – and snapped their nine-game winning streak.

San Francisco registered a safety when Aldon Smith sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford in the end zone and held Detroit to 66 yards rushing. The 49ers haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 28 straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL.

Detroit turned it over on downs at its own 25 with 1:16 left and after San Francisco’s David Akers added a 37-yard field goal with 1:06 to go for the final points, the Lions gained only 11 yards on their last possession.

Niners coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz had to be separated following their postgame handshake.

The 49ers (5-1), who are off to their best start since 1998, trailed 10-0 before beginning their comeback with Gore’s 1-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter.

Akers matched his season long with a 55-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to give the 49ers a 12-10 lead and put the Lions behind at halftime for the fourth straight game.

Stafford threw two touchdown passes, including a 5-yarder to Nate Burleson with 13:53 left to give Detroit a 19-15 lead.

Calvin Johnson caught his 300th career pass among his seven receptions for 113 yards, including his 10th touchdown of the season.

Green Bay, which defeated St. Louis 24-3 on Sunday, is the NFL’s only undefeated team.

Top Game Performances

San Francisco   Detroit
Frank Gore Player Jahvid Best
15 Attempts 12
141 Yards 37
9.4 Avg Yards 3.1
1 Touchdowns 0
55 Long 13
San Francisco   Detroit
Michael Crabtree Player Calvin Johnson
9 Receptions 7
77 Yards 113
8.6 Avg Yards 16.1
0 Touchdowns 0
27 Long 41

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
San Francisco 314 203 111 2 3 0 5.0 1
Detroit 310 66 244 2 2 1 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Atlanta . The Lions have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • San Francisco will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The 49ers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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