Give the Lions credit, they didn't fall down by 21 points this week. Baby steps, gentlemen. Baby steps. Though, in the end, it didn't matter as Matt Millen's hapless bunch of misfits fell, 31-13, to Frank Gore and the 49ers.
Mike Martz was looking for some revenge this week against some of his former players, and he got it as J.T. O'Sullivan finished the game 16 of 23 passing for 186 yards and a pair of touchdowns. O'Sullivan continues to be an early season surprise, and is doing quite a bit to make Martz look like a genius for having faith in him, and proclaiming that he might be the best quarterback he's ever coached. I still think that's a bit much, but, hey, so far so good.
Meanwhile, Frank Gore ran all over the Lions' defense with 130 yards on 27 carries, while also hauling in four passes for 32 yards.
The 49ers are now 2-1 and tied for first place in the NFC West with Arizona, which is something I never thought I'd be typing at any point this season.
The Lions, on the other hand, are still winless at 0-3 and find themselves in the familiar position of the NFC North basement. QuarterbackJon Kitna finished the day 15 for 30 with a touchdown and a pick, while also being sacked four times, including twice by Roderick Green. Backup Dan Orlovsky came off the bench and threw one pass, which, naturally, was intercepted. Stay the course, guys. Stay the course.