49ers lead Lions 17-9 after 3rd quarter

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The rematch of last season’s postgame handshake “mini controversy,” as 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh called it this week, certainly had a more civil start.

Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz waved to each other during pregame warmups and jogged near midfield for a cordial handshake. That was far different from last October, when San Francisco rallied for a 25-19 win at Ford Field to hand Detroit its first loss following a 5-0 start and Harbaugh enraged Schwartz with a firm backslap and handshake _ the two even had to be separated running off the field.


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