49ers/Lions: Live Game Notes from Candlestick

Niners have 6-game win streak over Detroit

By Laurence Scott
|  Sunday, Dec 27, 2009  |  Updated 1:30 PM PDT
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49ers/Lions: Live Game Notes from Candlestick

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San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (85) takes the field during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in San Francisco, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)

The 49ers wrap up their home schedule hosting the Detroit Lions. Follow along and join the conversation with our live game notes from Candlestick.

This is the 63rd meeting between San Francisco and Detroit. The 49ers have a 6-game win streak against the Lions. San Francisco has won 8 of its past 10 games at Candlestick.

49ers kicker Joe Nedney is missing the game with a hamstring injury. Newly signed Ricky Schmitt will handle the kicking duties in his first career regular-season game. Backup running back Glen Coffee is out with an injured quadriceps.

Detroit Lions middle linebacker Larry Foote will miss Sunday’s game  with a foot injury. Foote will be replaced in the starting lineup by DeAndre Levy. Foote had started 94 consecutive games. Starting cornerback, and former Raider, Phillip Buchanon is also out with a shoulder injury and replaced by Anthony Henry.

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