The San Francisco 49ers hadn’t won a game in America since October 20th against Tennessee. The following week they went to London and beat Jacksonville, but then had a bye week before losing two in a row to Carolina and then New Orleans. On Monday night, they used the national spotlight to get back on track with a 27-6 win over the Redskins.
A lot was expected of Colin Kaepernick at the beginning of this year. Analysts like Ron Jaworski even made claims that he may be one of the best to ever play the game. Needless to say, he hasn’t quite lived up that reputation thus far this season. However, Kaepernick did have a good game on Monday night. Going 15-24 for 235 yards, Kaepernick threw for three touchdowns. Two of those went to Anquan Boldin and one went to Vernon Davis. Overall, the 49ers had 76 yards rushing, though it wasn’t Frank Gore who had a monster game like multiple times before in this season. However, it wasn’t needed with the consistency of Kaepernick.
On the other side of the ball, things are not looking good for the Redskins. Robert Griffin III has had such an up and down season, which was again on display with his 17-27 performance on Monday night. After the game, Mike Shannahan was under fire with a variety of questions pertaining to what to expect from this team for the remainder of the season. As bad as the NFC East is, it looks like the Redskins, at 3-8 are quickly eliminating themselves from the equation. And with only three wins, you have to think that some things will shake up in the front office.
Next up for the Redskins is the Giants on Sunday Night Football next weekend. At the bottom of the NFC East, both teams will be fighting to stay out of that lost spot. As for the 49ers, they will play St. Louis. If the 49ers can beat the Rams, they’ll then head to Seattle, before getting two easier matchups against Atlanta and Tampa Bay before closing out against Arizona in the final week of the season.
Johnny Crain won his guaranteed pick of the month easily. Congratulations to all everyone who won.
San Francisco 49ers vs Washington Redskins
Monday, November 25th, 2013
Selected Play: Play On San Francisco 49ers (-5.5)
Play Title: San Francisco -5.5 vs. Washington
San Francisco 27 Washington 17