49ers vs. Lions: What’s the Game Plan for San Francisco?

December 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers will head off to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in Week 16 in search of their fifth win of the season and just their second on the road this season.
These two sub-.500 teams will be vying for position in the upcoming 2016 NFL draft. At 4-10, the 49ers have a better shot to land a better pick than the 5-9 Lions, who have won four of their last six contests.
A loss would ensure the 49ers have a better draft position. But head coach Jim Tomsula's squad would also like to wind down the year on a positive note. To do so, the Niners will look to overcome Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and a still-dangerous Detroit offense this Sunday.
How does San Francisco go about doing this?
Offensively, the 49ers still rank at the bottom of the NFL with just 202 points scored. And the defense, while playing better at home this season, will have to avoid the miscues suffered in Week 14 when San Francisco gave up 200-plus yards rushing to the Cl...

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