(Photo : Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)) DETROIT, MICHIGAN – SEPTEMBER 12: George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers performs in opposition to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 12, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan.
The NFC Championship recreation is lastly right here as our Sunday night time recreation is between the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions.
When: 6:30 P.M, Sunday, January 28
Where: Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, CA
How to Watch: FOX
This yr’s matchup would come with the top-seeded San Francisco 49ers, who’re again within the large recreation after a 13-4 season and will likely be taking up Dan Campbell and the underdog Detroit Lions, who’ve had probably the greatest seasons in franchise historical past; going 12-5 and successful a playoff recreation for the primary time since 1991.
The Lions want to accomplish the troublesome process of successful on the highway in opposition to a 49ers crew that’s trying to advance to the Super Bowl after final season’s collapse within the NFC Championship recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Both groups have not met in the course of the common season, so it must be in for an attention-grabbing matchup.
NFL Picks and Predictions 49ers vs. Lions: Who Wins and Why
49ers 37 – Lions 31
The Lions have the expertise to maintain it shut with the 49ers. However, the lights is perhaps too vivid for Detroit, who, regardless of a superb season, would possibly want extra expertise and firepower to compete with the 49ers extensive number of offensive weapons.
The Lions’ protection would possibly solely give you the option to get a number of stops in opposition to the offensive juggernaut that’s the Niners. And we now have seen Detroit battle at occasions to comprise the Rams and Buccaneers offenses.
Multiple gamers have stepped up for the 49ers in the course of the common season, together with operating again Christian McCaffrey, extensive receiver Brandon Aiyuk, and tight finish George Kittle. Even with out Deebo Samuel, who harm his shoulder in final week’s divisional recreation in opposition to the Green Bay Packers, you’ll be able to count on anybody of the three to make it an extended night time for the Detroit protection.
Quarterback Brock Purdy is coming off a rocky efficiency within the rain in opposition to the Green Bay Packers. Although they need to play a greater recreation this time at residence, because the climate is forecasted to be slightly extra pleasant for quarterback play.
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