Date: October 16, 2011
Time: 10:00am PST
Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Odds Shark Spread: 49ers +4, O/U 46 1/2
Weather: Should be AC weather inside Ford FieldTV Broadcast: FOX - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Eric Davis, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Armando Botello, Juan Carlos Sierra, Matias Godinez Melvin Moran
Lions Coverage: Pride of Detroit
49ers: Out - WR Braylon Edwards (knee), FB Moran Norris (fibula), CB Tramaine Brock (hand); Probable - LB Navorro Bowman (neck), WR Michael Crabtree (feet), WR Ted Ginn (finger), S Dashon Goldson (knee), G Mike Iupati (knee), G Adam Snyder (forearm), DT Isaac Sopoaga (infection), CB Shawntae Spencer (toe)
Lions: Out - LB Justin Durant (concussion), S Vincent Fuller (elbow), TE Tony Scheffler (concussion); Questionable - CB Aaron Berry (groin), WR Rashied Davis (foot), T Jason Fox (foot), S Amari Spievey (hamstring); Probable - DE Cliff Avril (elbow), S Louis Delmas (abdomen), LB Doug Hogue (hamstring), DE Lawrence Jackson (hamstring), LB DeAndre Levy (knee), LB Stephen Tulloch (ankle)
The 49ers head on the road to face the Detroit Lions today in a battle of first place teams. The Lions are a four point favorite in a game that could be pretty tight most of the day. The 49ers are coming off a dominant victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while the Lions pulled away from the Chicago Bears in the second half of Monday Night Football.
There has been plenty of chatter between two fan bases that feel the league is not giving them enough respect. It remains to be seen what kind of "respect" either team will get after a win, but at the end of the day, who cares. If the 49ers keep on winning, the league will come around at some point. And if it takes raising the Lombardi Trophy to get that respect, so be it. All the team can do is win the games on its schedule. So hopefully they can go out and take Detroit's zero today.