The San Francisco 49ers dominated the Washington Redskins in all phases on Monday night winning 27-6.
The Redskins playoff chances have all but faded away, while the 49ers kept pace with the Arizona Cardinals for the 6th spot in the NFC.
Washington was held out of the end zone, and Robert Griffin III’s nightmarish season continued.
Griffin threw for only 127 yards, and was picked off for the 11th time. He’s now had an interception in 9 of the Redskins 11 games and his 11 picks on the season are the most Griffin’s ever had, including during his time at Baylor.
Colin Kaepernick played significantly better than his counterpart throwing 3 touchdowns, and surpassing the 200-yard passing mark for just the 2nd time since week one. Anquan Boldin had a big game catching 5 passes for 94 yards to go along with 2 touchdowns, and Vernon Davis caught his 49th touchdown as a 49er, tying him for 4th place on the franchise’s all-time touchdown list.
San Francisco got the scoring started late in the first quarter off a 19-yard touchdown pass from Kaepernick to Boldin. The 49ers would add one more field goal, while the Redskins spoiled 2 red-zone opportunities settling for 2 field goals and trailed 10-6 at the half.
In the 2nd half, it was all Niners. San Francisco outscored Washington 17-0 to put the game away. The Redskins were held to -2 yards of offense in the 3rd quarter, and had 8 total yards in the entire second half.
Up next for the 49ers is a home tilt with the Rams. The Redskins will once again be in the national spotlight when Washington hosts the Giants on Sunday Night Football.