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Lions vs. 49ers: Biggest Winners and Losers for San Francisco in NFL Week 2

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Lions vs. 49ers: Biggest Winners and Losers for San Francisco in NFL Week 2
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The Niners came out swinging in Week 2, as they hosted Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions at Candlestick Park on Sunday Night Football.

The San Francisco 49ers greatly limited the visiting Lions, coming away with a 27-19 victory. The team is now 2-0 to start the 2012 season and appears to be the class of the NFC. Their complete, balanced approach to the game of football, termed "old school," has proved to be a winning formula.

The 49ers have looked very good against high-level competition, and it's spoken volumes about their recent ascension.

This is a team currently on the rise, with so many contributors lending a helping hand under a blue-collar, team-first philosophy. In establishing their new identity, the 49ers have seen theirs ups and downs, but it's clear that the good has far outweighed the bad.

In this piece, we'll breakdown the winners and losers from San Francisco's Week 2 matchup against Detroit.  

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