2012 Week 2 NFL Picks: 5* Lions -4, 4* 49ers -7

There are many challenging numbers staring the Lions in the face given; Home Underdogs were 5-1 ATS in Week Two action, and the Lions arrive 0-5-1 ATS in their last six Road games. While Locker will hope to ride the Titans one bright spot, a 19-7 ATS in their last 26 after scoring less than 15 points, he will be unable to keep up with Stafford and the Lions, who are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games against teams with a losing record, and 5-0 ATS versus the AFC in September.
Lions -4

The 49ers arrive on a 13-5-1 run ATS as they look to continue their Super Bowl run after disposing of Detroit last week rather easily 27-19. They out rushed the Lions 5.5ypr to 3.2ypr on Gore, who has already put up 201 rushing yards. Harbaugh arriving 5-0 as a Favorite after BB SU ATS wins. Although Minnesota is 7-1 ATS in their last eight Home games in the series, they will be unable to shake last week’s comeback by Luck and the Colts to loss 23-20.
49ers -7

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  1. LOSER>>Lions 41-TITANS 44>>(Sports Network) – Rob Bironas kicked a field goal in overtime to give Tennessee the lead and the Titans stopped Detroit on fourth down for a 44-41 win over the Lions in a game that saw just about everything. After watching a 14-point lead evaporate in the final minute of play, including a Hail Mary on the final play of regulation that tied the game for the Lions, the Titans started overtime with the ball and were able to get a 26-yard field goal from Bironas with 10:36 left. The drive was helped by several penalties on Detroit, including a defensive holding on a third down and a personal foul for a helmet-to-helmet hit on a pass that was ruled incomplete. The Lions, led by Shaun Hill as Matthew Stafford left late in the game with a pulled muscle in his right leg, came back down the field and a 26-yard catch by Calvin Johnson got the ball into Tennessee territory. Facing a 4th-and-inches at the Tennessee 7, Detroit opted to go for it. Hill quickly snapped the ball and pushed forward, but he didn’t get far enough and the Titans got the win>>LOSER>>49ers 13-VIKINGS 24>>(Sports Network) – Christian Ponder threw a pair of touchdown passes to Kyle Rudolph and also ran for a score on Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings outplayed the San Francisco 49ers en route to a 24-13 victory. Ponder went 21-of-35 for 198 yards while Rudolph finished with 36 yards on five catches for the Vikings (2-1), who were coming off a last-second loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. Percy Harvin had nine receptions for 89 yards in Sunday’s win while Adrian Peterson rushed for 86 yards on 25 carries. Alex Smith completed 24-of-35 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the 49ers (2-1), who were aiming for their first 3-0 start since 1998. Vernon Davis had five catches for 53 yards and a score in the setback and Frank Gore rushed for 63 yards with a fumble on 12 carries.

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