Most NFL teams won’t take points off the board, but the Lions gave the 49ers no choice.
Cornerback Drayton Florence was called for running into the kicker after a David Akers field goal, and the penalty gave the 49ers a first down.
San Francisco then benefited from a pass interference call against cornerback Jacob Lacey in the end zone. The 49ers got the ball at the 1 and Frank Gore punched it in.
So far the 49ers are taking advantage of the Lions’ mistakes. The Lions have yet to capitalize.