web analytics

Gore leads Niners past Lions 20-6

Trending Articles

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusmailFacebooktwittergoogle_plusmail

Frank Gore scored on a 1-yard run and topped the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth straight year, and the San Francisco 49ers moved within one win of avoiding a seventh straight losing season by beating the Detroit Lions 20-6 Sunday.

Alex Smith threw a touchdown pass to Vernon Davis and the Niners (7-8) forced six turnovers to close out the home season with a victory. San Francisco was eliminated from playoff contention with a loss last week at Philadelphia, but still can end its string of losing seasons by winning at St. Louis.

Continue Reading Below

[advertisement]
[advertisement]

Drew Stanton struggled in his first career start for the Lions (2-13), throwing for just 130 yards and three interceptions before being pulled for Daunte Culpepper midway through the fourth quarter.

Click here or scroll down to comment

In Other News