It's been a bit of a chippy, hard nosed football game so far at Ford Field between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers, with two of the best defenses in the league proving why they have lost just one game combined thus far.
Frank Gore started the second quarter off with a one yard touchdown run for the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field, bringing the score to 10-7, though it was the Niners and Detroit Lions defenses making most of the noise, leading to a war of attrition between the two of them and a lot of punts in the quarter. Rookie Aldon Smith added on to Gore's touchdown took Matt Stafford out in the end zone to bring the 49ers to within one of the Lions at 10-9 with about 8 minutes left in the first half, then of course, a couple more punts.
Lions kicker Jason Hanson missed a field goal from 52 yards with about a minute left in the half, giving the Niners a good shot at getting a late field goal. After a couple of nice throws from Alex Smith, David Akers punched a 55 yard shot through the uprights as time expired to take the lead into the locker room.
Alex Smith was 11/15 for 77 yards, staying within himself and not trying to do too much. Michael Crabtree had a very nice first half with five catches for 32 yards, while Frank Gore has 5 carries for 66 yards. The Niners have been shooting themselves in the foot with penalties however, committing 11 of them for 99 yards in the first half alone, something Coach Harbaugh will have to try to fix at halftime.
Stay tuned folks, it's going to be a great second half.