The Washington Post
49ers 41, Lions 33
Dre Greenlaw returned an interception for a touchdown to help San Francisco score
17 points over two-plus minutes late in the first half, and it barely held on for a 41-33 win at Detroit.
San Francisco led 38-10 early in the fourth quarter and allowed Detroit to score 23 points in three-plus minutes to pull within eight points. But the Lions turned over the ball on downs at the San Francisco 24 with 12 seconds left after getting it back on a fumble by Deebo Samuel.
For most of the afternoon, the 49ers performed more like the Super Bowl-contending team they were two years ago than the 10-loss squad they had last season when injuries took a major toll.
Meanwhile, it looked like the many changes the Lions made might be moot in Coach Dan Campbell’s debut — until the comeback provided some hope.