San Francisco 49ers vs. Detroit Lions Live Game Blog

Brian WinettCorrespondent IIIOctober 16, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback  Alex Smith #11 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass while being pressured by  Brian Rolle #59 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 49ers won 24-23.   (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Lion host the San Francisco 49ers today in a matchup of true NFC contenders.

Both of these teams are surprises, and both of these teams are for real.

This game will be a big test for the 49ers to see if they can overcome a season-ending injury to emerging WR Josh Morgan.

More than that, this is a test for both teams to prove that they are worthy of their division-leading titles.

Join our blog today in the NFL's game of the week.