Lions' first loss stings; Harbaugh and Schwartz exchange words and more links
By the end of the afternoon, everything was gone from what led to the Detroit Lions entering their game unbeaten and swaggering with the San Francisco 49ers.
The perfect record now is 5-1 after a 25-19 loss at Ford Field. Gone were the big, must-have plays that led to the 5-0 start. Gone were the big comebacks and automatic two touchdowns per game from Calvin Johnson.
Afterward, much of the talk centered around the testy exchange 49ers coach (and former Michigan quarterback) Jim Harbaugh had with Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Who shoved first? Who said the first angry words? Neither coach provided much detail, and yet neither appeared to back down much afterward, Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports writes.
VIDEO OF THE POSTGAME CONFRONTATION
- SFGate.com: 49ers display some attitude while on defense
- SFGate.com: Frank Gore says Ndamukong Suh's words inspired the 49ers
- Detroit Free Press: Yes, it appears the Lions had a Monday Night hangover
- Detroit News: Jahvid Best suffers a concussion