Washington Redskins/ San Francisco 49ers Preview


The Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers will square off in just a little over a half hour in what will be a gut check game for the Redskins.  The 49ers are one of the most well rounded teams in the NFL and will be tough test for the floundering Redskins.  Many questions will begin to be answered tonight in Landover, Maryland about the future of the Washington franchise.

Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) moves players around at the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Offense:  Washington’s offense has struggled mightily of late and has been unable to produce consistent points against rather average defenses.  San Francisco and middle linebacker Patrick Willis will be all over the field, so its imperative the Washington offensive line plays well up front.  It’s important the line gives quarterback Robert Griffin III time to find the Redskins weapons which are limited by injuries.  Expect Washington to score points in bunches and to utilize the big play if they hope to pull off the upset.

Defense:  San Francisco will rely heavily upon the rushing attack of running back Frank Gore.  Gore is among the league leaders in most rushing categories and has been a stalwart in the San Fran backfield.  Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has struggled at times throughout the season and if Washington is able to force the 49ers into passing situations look for the DeAngelo Hall to force a few turnovers.

Prediction:  San Francisco will drop the Redskins to their third consecutive lose Monday night in an ugly contest by a score of 27-17