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49ers Report Card: Strong marks for 49ers' win against Lions

  • Frank Gore celebrates his short touchdown run. The 49ers beat the Detroit Lions 27-19 on Sunday night.

<b>Quarterbacks: A</b> Alex Smith had one of his best games — despite a cut nose and half a dozen dropped passes.

<b>Running Backs: B</b> Frank Gore fell short of 100 yards (89), but looked nimble throughout the night.

49ers vs. Lions 9.16.12


<b>Receivers: B</b> Too many drops for the group, but Michael Crabtree and TE Vernon Davis came up with big plays.

<b>Offensive Line: B</b> The Lions have a big, mean line, but the 49ers rushed for 5.5 yards a carry.

<b>Defensive Line: B</b> Justin Smith (5 tackles) led a solid effort against the run.

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