49ers-Lions final score
It wasn’t pretty, but the 49ers held off the Detroit Lions by a final score of 30-27. The offense slowed in the fourth quarter, and Matthew Stafford and company turned in a pair of touchdowns to cut the lead to a field goal. Jimmy Garoppolo threw an interception late in the game, but a defensive holding penalty brought it back. The 49ers eventually punted, but the defense was able to lock down the Lions on the final drive. The 49ers are now 1-1.
4th quarter score update
The 49ers add a touchdown to the score in the third quarter, and a subsequent field goal has them leading 30-13. On the touchdown, Matt Breida ran it in 66 yards, keyed by great blocking from Pierre Garçon. Breida effectively drafted behind him on the back half of this run. Breida has a career high 138 rushing yards with the touchdown, and 21 receiving yards.
WOW. 67-yard TD run for Matt Breida! pic.twitter.com/JbcljHJdbl— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) September 16, 2018
49ers score update
The Lions managed a field goal to close out the first half, but the 49ers responded in serious fashion to open the third quarter. D.J. Reed ran a kickoff return back 101 yards, and while a facemask penalty brought back the touchdown, it still left the 49ers set up with a 1st and 10 at the Lions 26. A few plays later, Jimmy Garoppolo connected with Garrett Celek for a touchdown. The 49ers now lead 20-10.
49ers score update
The 49ers forced a turnover, recovering a Matthew Stafford fumble. They once again struggled in the red zone and settled for a Robbie Gould field goal to take a 13-7 lead. Gould set the franchise record for consecutive made field goals. Here’s a look at the fumble and recovery.
49ers score update
The 49ers finally get a red zone touchdown and take a 10-7 lead! Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne lined up in the backfield and went out into the flat, where he was wide open.
The touchdown was set up by a nice shovel pass that got the 49ers into a goal to go situation.
Kyle Shanahan with a little bit of trickery... pic.twitter.com/zchR34jQvN— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) September 16, 2018
Lions score update
The Lions have taken a 7-3 lead on an impressive Kenny Golladay catch and run for a touchdown. He made a nice spin move as he was heading out of bounds, and got the ball across the pylon. Golladay got wide open after Ahkello Witherspoon blew his coverage assignment. He got caught looking in at the line and Golladay blew past him.
49ers score update
The 49ers took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a Robbie Gould field goal. The score was set up by Dante Pettis hauling in a 35-yard pass from Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers struggled once again in the red zone, but they managed three points. The 44-yard field goal was Gould’s 27th straight successful attempt. It tied Phil Dawson’s franchise record, set in 2013.
Garoppolo to Pettis for 35 yards! pic.twitter.com/BV3DSC9KzU— Akash Anavarathan (@akashanav) September 16, 2018
Today’s #49ers team captains are— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) September 16, 2018
Mike Person is working with the first team offensive line in pre-game warmups. This would suggest he will start at right guard after being questionable on the final injury report.
During #49ers early team warm ups, Mike Person is in with the starting line up at RG.— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) September 16, 2018
The 49ers and Lions released their inactives, and the big news is that edge rusher Ezekiel Ansah is inactive. He suffered a shoulder injury last week, but early Sunday, Ansah was expected to play. He’s out, and that’s huge for the 49ers. Meanwhile, the 49ers have Mike Person active, which means he likely will start at right guard over Najee Toran. Here’s the full list of inactives for both teams.
49ers inactives: LB Malcolm Smith, OL Erik Magnuson, DL Jullian Taylor, OL Shon Coleman, WR Marquise Goodwin, OG Joshua Garnett, OL Matt Tobin
Lions inactives: DE Ziggy Ansah, G T.J. Lang, RB Ameer Abdullah, OL Jamil Demby, OL Andrew Donnal, TE Hakeem Valles, WR Brandon Powell
The San Francisco 49ers open up their first home season game of 2018 in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions. After their Week 1 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, it’s all the more crucial to secure a win and prevent an 0-2 start. This will be an afternoon game kicking off at 1:05 P.M. The game will air on Fox and you can see who gets it by looking at our broadcast map. Thom Brennaman and Chris Spielman will be in the booth, while Shannon Spake will be on the sideline.
The 49ers had a Minnesota Vikings loss that could have been a win had the offense executed on some critical plays. Compared to last year’s Week 1 outing against the Carolina Panthers, there was loads of improvement through the entire game, but the 49ers still had several sloppy moments they look to correct heading into this game. Things won’t be easy — both right guards Joshua Garnett and Mike Person are not likely to play and in their place is UDFA rookie Najee Toran. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is also out which gives the starting nod to rookie Dante Pettis. Rookie wide receiver Richie James is also expected to don a uniform for game day.
The Detroit Lions are coming into 2018 with first-year head coach Matt Patricia. Patricia served a number of years on the New England Patriots, coaching on both sides of the ball before becoming defensive coordinator in 2012. The Lions had an awful, awful showing for their first game. Coming onto Monday Night Football, they started strong with a pick-six early in the game, against New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. However, as the game went on, offensive tells from the Lions led to the Jets laying 31 points on them.
For Week 2, the Lions will be without starting right guard T.J. Lang. Defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is a game-time decision. Running back LeGarrette Blount was downgraded as the week went on to questionable and may be held back during the game due to a shoulder injury.
The 49ers will be without wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (quad) and guards Joshua Garnett (toe) and Mike Person (foot). Malcolm Smith (hamstring) also has not practiced in the week leading up to the Lions and is listed as questionable.
Nuts and bolts
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, CA
Game time: Sunday, September 16th, 01:05 P.M. PT
TV channel: FOX
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Local Radio: 810-AM, 107.7 (Ted Robinson, Tim Ryan) | Full listings
Sports USA national radio: Bob Fitzgerald, Hank Bauer
Spanish Radio: KTRB 860-AM (Jesús Zárate, Gabriel Sotelo)
Matchup history: San Francisco 49ers lead series 37-28-1
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake
Enemy blog: Pride of Detroit
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Regular season schedule
Week 1: @ Minnesota Vikings — 24-16 Loss
Week 2: vs. Detroit Lions, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, September 16
Week 3: @ Kansas City Chiefs, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, September 23
Week 4: @ Los Angeles Chargers, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, September 30
Week 5: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 7
Week 6: @ Green Bay Packers, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, October 15
Week 7: vs. Los Angeles Rams, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, October 21
Week 8: @ Arizona Cardinals, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, October 28
Week 9: vs. Oakland Raiders, 5:20 p.m., NFL Network, Thursday, November 1
Week 10: vs. New York Giants, 5:15 p.m., ESPN, Monday, November 12
Week 11: BYE
Week 12: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10:00 a.m., FOX, Sunday, November 25
Week 13: @ Seattle Seahawks, 5:20 p.m., NBC, Sunday, December 2
Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos, 1:05 p.m., CBS, Sunday, December 9
Week 15: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 16
Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears, 1:05 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 23
Week 17: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:25 p.m., FOX, Sunday, December 30