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Refocused, NFL Week 2: San Francisco 49ers 30, Detroit Lions 27

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San Francisco 49ers 30, Detroit Lions 27 Analyst Takeaways There was some good, but overall, we got eye-raising performance from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
His blushes were spared when a defensive holding called negated a terrible interception, but perhaps more worrying was his tendency to hold onto the ball and invite pressure, which was a recurring theme all game long.
DeForest Buckner had a field day with the Lions’ offensive line, particularly rookie guard Frank Ragnow.
On a few occasions, he won immediately on his first move as a pass-rusher and was completely around the blocker by the time Matthew Stafford got to the top of his dropback.
Ahkello Witherspoon probably had one of his worst games as a pro thus far.
In terms of accuracy, it wasn’t Matthew Stafford‘s best game.
Detroit may have finished with 27 points, but overall it felt like the offense was having a hard time sustaining.
Keys to the game San Francisco: They won up front, and their offensive line created enough space for Matt Breida, in particular, to run wild.
Detroit Lions: A couple missed opportunities in the passing game helped cause the Lions to come up short.

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The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Detroit Lions, 30-27, continuing the second full week of action in the NFL.

PFF’s ReFocused series this season features immediate takeaways and a key to the victory from two Senior Analysts who graded the performance, watching every player, on every play of the game. For more data and analysis from the game, utilize our Premium Stats 2.0 dashboard to expand your knowledge on the key players, signature stats and much more.

FINAL SCORE

San Francisco 49ers 30, Detroit Lions 27

Analyst Takeaways

There was some good, but overall, we got eye-raising performance from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. His blushes were spared when a defensive holding called negated a terrible interception, but perhaps more worrying was his tendency to hold onto the ball and invite pressure, which was a recurring theme all game long.

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