The City that Ford built, The Motor City, Motown, Hockeytown, The Murder City, the City that Civilization Forgot, Terrible Ted’s stomping grounds. Paris of the Midwest? Right. In the 1920s. Anyhow, the Niners make their second appeaerance at Ford Field since it opened in 2002. I guess you throw the recent record out, as the Niners have owned these guys for years now. Going all the way back to the 1983 playoffs where Eddie Murray missed a 43 yard FG as time ran out to give the 49ers the victory. A good friend of mine got married that day, and it was funny watching the dance floor empty out as everyone crowded around a TV somewhere in the house as Montana drove for the go-ahead score, and the Lions got into position to kick the FG.
Anyhow, is anyone really afraid of Deetroit? Yeah, they are 5-0. But the inept Bears had the lead on them at the half. This after 12 false starts in the first 3 drives. they’ve come back from some deficits, but they said the same thing about Tampa Bay. Suh is a beast, but one guy can be neutralized. Fairley looked average as the NT. Mergatroid is good as well, but double him, jam his ass at the line, and you can negate some of his impact as well. The toughest thing will be the crowd noise. They key? Like Tampa, get on top of them early. Take the crowd out of it. Stafford missed a bunch of passes throughout the whole game, and with another slow start, the Niners can get on top and pound the run late. Get some more playing time for Cappy.