DETROIT, Mich. - The Detroit Lions go to 6-9 on the season as they defeat the San Francisco 49ers 32-17 in their last home game of the season. Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns including one to Calvin Johnson. Stafford ended up with 301 yards through the air while going 29 of 37. Johnson had 77 yards on six catches. Ameer Abdullah led the Lions with eight carries for 39 yards on the ground.
The San Francisco 49ers though came out fast taking the lead right off the bat.
It was the first offensive first quarter touchdown for the 49ers since December 28th, 2014.
Like a hot knife thru butter, so are the Niners through the #Lions defense. 11 plays, 80 yards and San Fran has a 7-0 lead.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) December 27, 2015
The Lions responded with a 36-yard field goal from Matt Prater following an 8 play, 44 yard drive and then early in the second quarter they were on the board again.
Great throw by Stafford, better catch my T.J. Jones for the Touchdown #Lions— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) December 27, 2015
For Jones, that's his first career touchdown.
#Lions make it 10-7, Stafford to TJ Jones for 29 yards...Stafford 6/8, 75 yards and 1 TD, 9 plays, 74 yds, 4:39...10-7 Lions 14:15 2nd— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) December 27, 2015
The 49ers come right back to re-take the lead.
#49ers Gabbert to Smith for a 16-yard touchdown...Gabbert is 9/10, for 81 yards and 2 TDs, 82 yards on 7 plays in 2:49, 14-10 49ers 2nd— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) December 27, 2015
After a Lions punt, the Lions quickly got the ball back.
Josh Bynes unloaded a world of hurt on Gabbert and he looses the ball. #Lions recover on the 2 yd line.— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) December 27, 2015
And it didn't take long for the Lions to punch it in.
#Lions Bell from a yard out, 17-14 Lions 8:54 2nd— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) December 27, 2015
49ers evened it up right before halftime.
The Lions came quickly down the field to take the halftime lead.
#Lions Prater ends the half with a 38-yard field goal, Stafford 11/14, 137 yds & 1 TD, Gabbert 12/18, 154 yds and 2 TDs, 20-17 Lions Half— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) December 27, 2015
And then came out firing in the 3rd quarter to add to the lead.
#Lions Prater makes it 23-17 on a 37-yard FG, Lions went 64 yards on 11 plays, 6:35 to start the 2nd half— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) December 27, 2015
The big play on the drive was when Matthew Stafford found Calvin Johnson for an 18-yard gain. The defense then stepped it up for the Lions.
The second play was a 12-yard sack by Taylor. Midway through the 4th the Lions took a commanding lead.
#Lions make it 29-17, Stafford to Johnson for a one-yard TD, missed 2 pt attempt, Stafford 26/33 278 yds 2 TDs, Johnson 6 catches 77 yds 1TD— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) December 27, 2015
The Lions then had a huge defensive stop to pretty much put it away.
Theo Riddick had a solid game for the Lions.
Riddick has combined for 76 yards rushing and receiving today against San Francisco. #Lions lead 29-17 with 5:20 to play— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) December 27, 2015
Riddick ended up with seven catches for 63 yards and has the most yards ever receiving for a Lions runningback in a season. Matt Prater added another field goal to ice it.
#Lions Prater nails his fourth FG of the game, this time a 34-yard FG, Lions lead 32-17 with 3:11 left in 4th— FOX 2 Sports (@FOX2Sports) December 27, 2015
The Lions win 32-17 and go to 6-9 on the season. Follow @HammerFox2 & @FOX2Sports on Twitter for complete postgame reaction. Also watch SportsWorks at 11pm every Sunday night as we'll wrap it all up for you.