4:05 PM ET, December 27, 2009
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Gore breaks 1,000-yard mark as 49ers can end losing season streak next week
SAN FRANCISCO -- A week after getting knocked out of playoff contention, the San Francisco 49ers started slowly against Detroit.They put it together in the second half to move one step closer to their only big goal left -- avoiding a seventh straight losing season.Frank Gore scored on a 1-yard run and topped the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth straight year, and the 49ers took advantage of six turnovers to beat the Lions 20-6 on Sunday.
• San Francisco won its seventh straight game vs. the Lions and 11th straight at home vs. Detroit. Its last loss in the series was in 1975.
• Frank Gore had 28 rushes for 71 yards and also caught four passes for 81 yards, his third carer game with 70-plus rushing yards and 80-plus receiving yards.
• Vernon Davis caught his 12th TD pass this season, tied for the second most single-season TD receptions by a tight end in NFL history.
• The Lions extended their road losing streak to 20 games, the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Lions LB Larry Foote missed the game with a foot injury, ending his streak of 94 straight starts. ... Niners LT Joe Staley left with a bruised knee early in the second half. ... The blocked kick was the 24th by the Lions since the start of the 2001 season, most in the NFL.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.4||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-1||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||7:11||Jason Hanson 27 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 76 yds, 7:59
|FG||0:57||Ricky Schmitt 33 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 63 yds, 2:25
|FG||2:16||Ricky Schmitt 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 33 yds, 2:32
|TD||7:24||Vernon Davis 2 Yard Pass From Alex Smith (Ricky Schmitt Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 49 yds, 3:22
|TD||1:28||Frank Gore 1 Yard Run (Ricky Schmitt Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 63 yds, 4:05
|FG||3:59||Jason Hanson 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 60 yds, 2:37