DETROIT (2-12) at SAN FRANCISCO (6-8)
4:05 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - 49ers by 11 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Detroit 4-9-1; San Francisco 8-4-2
SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 34-27-1
LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Lions 31-13, Sept. 21, 2008
LAST WEEK - Lions lost to Cardinals 31-24; 49ers lost to Eagles
LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (24), PASS (22)
LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (24), PASS (32)
49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (26), PASS (24)
49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (5), PASS (28)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Detroit has lost 82 games since start
of 2003 season, passing Oakland for most in league in that span. NFL record for most losses in seven-year span is 85 by Tampa Bay in 1983-89. ... Lions have lost 19 straight road games since winning in Chicago on Oct. 28, 2007. ... Detroit RB Maurice Morris rushed for 126 yards last week against Arizona, second most in his eight-year career. ... Lions have thrown NFL-worst 28 INTs this season, including 20 by No. 1 overall pick QB Matthew Stafford. ...
San Francisco needs to win its final two games to avoid seventh straight losing season. ... Niners RB Frank Gore is looking for third straight 100-yard rushing game. He has done that once before in career, in November 2006. He needs 58 yards for fourth straight 1,000-yard rushing season. ... San Francisco QB Alex Smith has matched career high with 16 TD passes despite starting only eight games. ... Vernon Davis set San Francisco record for tight ends with 858 yards receiving this season. ... 49ers have gone three-and-out on 33.5 percent of their drives, worst mark in NFL this season.
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