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Game #9 - Detroit Lions (2-6-0) vs San Francisco 49ers (3-5-0) - Open Thread

The Lions are entering the second half of their season today, and only have had 2 wins so far. I think most can agree that they probably thought back in August and September that Detroit's win total would've been higher at this point. It has been disappointing to watch so many close games slip away and go in the opponent's favor, but there's still 8 games left, and that means 8 more chances for Detroit to win. I don't believe they will prove Roy Williams' statement from a few weeks ago and run the table, but I definitely think they can add a fair amount of wins.

The schedule in the second half of the season is very favorable. With games against the 49ers this week, the Cardinals next, and then the Dolphins on Thanksgiving, that is three games straight against below .500 teams. If Detroit goes out and wins the games they should, then 7 or more wins might now be that far-fetched.

Aside from the record and games down the road, the first win in that stretch has to be today. Although it might not mean much, the 49ers game is a must-win. If Detroit does get the "W" then they will be 3-5 and will hold a 2-game winning streak. The season can still be saved with a few more wins, and that first has to come today against the 49ers.

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2006
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Teams: Detroit Lions (2-6-0) vs San Francisco 49ers (3-5-0)
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Location: Detroit, MI, Ford Field
Weather: Domed Stadium
Television: FOX
Radio: WKRK 97.1 FM Detroit
Spread: Detroit favored by 6.0; Over/Under 46.0

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