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49ers report card

Quarterback: C

Alex Smith statistically had a very good game with 230 yards passing, one touchdown, and a passer rating of 97.5. But there were plenty of throws that were not on the mark.

Running back: C

Frank Gore rushed for 71 yards on 28 carries with a touchdown, but he also lost a fumble to give the Lions good field position in the fourth quarter.

Receivers: C

Michael Crabtree had a 50-yard reception in the first quarter. It could have gone for a TD if he hadn't bobbled it. Vernon Davis caught a short TD pass.

Offensive line: C

There appeared to be a miscommunication on Smith's first pass attempt that resulted in a sack. Smith had time to throw, but Gore did not have a lot of running room.

Defensive line: A

Aubrayo Franklin and Justin Smith did a good job of clogging run lanes, as Maurice Morris managed just 37 yards on 18 rushing attempts.

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