Found November 06, 2011 on
This week is a possible test on the road for the 49ers. I say “possible” because I’m not really sure what team the Redskins are going to field tomorrow. It’s unclear who Mike Shanahan has faith in anymore. Washington started high atop the NFC East but they now sit in the middle and they are falling fast as the Eagles seem to be catching fire and the Giants are returning to stable form at 5-2.
Looking at the 49ers this week, a confidence building win against Cleveland bolstered their record to 6-1, second best in the NFL. And I know the analyst aren’t sure whether or not they are a contending team but a win against the Redskins gives them a possible 5 game division lead. They are a physical team that isn’t going to blow you out and this makes them the favorite among other NFC teams to knock off the Packers in the playoffs.
So let’s see how the 49ers will win each of 3 phases as they try to bring home a victory against the struggling Skins.
Defense: Let’s start here. The Redskins ...
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Capitalize when the other team messes up. Hit the occasional big play. Give the ball to Frank Gore a lot.
Frank Gore ran for 107 yards, and the NFL's stingiest scoring defense forced three turnovers Sunday, and the San Francisco 49ers ran their winning streak to six games with a 19-11 win over the Washington Redskins.
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Frank Gore gains his yards in so many ways. He runs over defenders, fakes them out or carries them along for the ride as he grinds first downs for the San Francisco 49ers.