The 49ers won their 7th game of the season over the Detroit Lions. It was a rough start for the 49ers in the first half. Their defense played well and got the offense three turnovers, but again the offense struggled to take advantage of those turnovers and put points on the board. Going into half the 49ers were only up 6-3.
The second half was a whole different story. They came out on offense and gave it to their workhorse in Frank Gore who racked up 110 yards in the 3rd quarter. During that third quarter Frank scored a touchdown and also put up enough yards on the ground to post his 4th consecutive 1000 yard season, which is now a 49ers record. Congrats go out to Gore, who shows that if they give him the ball regardless of formation he’ll make a difference and he did just that.
The defense had six turnovers on the day. Three interceptions and three forced fumbles. The defense is sure there, all that is missing is a consistent pass rush and a safety. Hopefully that will be addressed in the draft.
On the offensive side their is still lots of needs. Mainly on the offensive line. Smith was rushed multiple times in the first half and at times didn’t help out Frank. The offense has the tools with Frank, Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree, now a good offensive line will just help those three out more and more.
Other notes, Ahmad Brooks forced two fumbles, Vernon Davis caught his 12th TD of the season, one away from tying Antonio Gates for most TD’s by a tight end. And Crabtree through 10 games has the second most receiving yards by a rookie, behind Jerry Rice.
Only one game left when the 49ers take on the Rams and hopefully another win will put them at 8-8 on the season and momentum heading into next season.