Redskins at 49ers NFL Week 12 Capsule

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-7) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-4)

SERIES

REDSKINS 49ERS
SERIES LEADER 16-9-1
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Gruden: 0-0 Harbaugh: 2-0
LAST WEEK L 27-7 vs. Buccaneers W 16-10 at Giants
LAST GAME 11/25/13: 49ers 27 at Redskins 6. San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick passes for 235 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 to WR Anquan Boldin. 49ers defense records 6 sacks.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/28/08: 49ers 27, Redskins 24. San Francisco QB Shaun Hill has 2 TDs (1 passing, 1 rushing). 49ers K Joe Nedney kicks game-winning 39-yard field goal as time expires.
BROADCAST CBS (1:25 PM PT): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 134 (Was.), 93 (SF). XM: 225 (SF).

STATS

PASSING Griffin III: 72-100-763-2-3-88.0 Kaepernick: 194-318-2359-14-5-92.0
RUSHING Morris: 172-701-4.1-6 (T3C) Gore: 158-648-4.1-2
RECEIVING Garcon: 43-464-10.8-3 Boldin: 56-688-12.3-3
OFFENSE 380.4 342.8
TAKE/GIVE -11 +10 (3C)
DEFENSE 332.9 308.8 (3C)
SACKS Kerrigan: 7.5 Brooks: 4
INTs 3 tied: 1 Cox: 4 (T1C)
PUNTING Way: 48.9 (1L) Lee: 46.7 (2C)
KICKING Forbath: 66 (21/22 PAT; 15/18 FG) Dawson: 79 (22/22 PAT; 19/23 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III has completed 72 pct. of passes (72 of 100)…Since entering NFL in 2012, RB ALFRED MORRIS is 2nd in NFL with 3,589 rush yards. In past 3, has rushed for 261 yards (87 per game) & 3 TDs. RB ROY HELU, JR. had career-high 14 catches & 105 yards in 11/6/11 game vs. SF. Had 30-yard TD catch last week…WR DE SEAN JACKSON has 20 catches for 433 yards (108.3 per game) & TD in 4 career meetings. Has 98+ rec. yards in 3 of those 4, incl. 2 games with 140+ yards. In last meeting (10/2/11 with Phi.), had 6 catches for 171 yards (28.5 avg.). Has 100-yard game in 4 of past 6. In those 6, has 25 catches for 612 yards (102 per game) & 3 TDs. WR PIERRE GARÇON had 8 catches in last meeting…LB RYAN KERRIGAN had sack in 11/6/11 meeting. Since entering NFL in 2011, is 1 of 2 players with 30+ sacks (32) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). DE JASON HATCHER had 2 sacks in last game vs. SF (9/18/11 with Dal.), 1 of 5 career games with 2+ sacks. Rookie LB TRENT MURPHY aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB KEENAN ROBINSON leads team with 82 tackles…49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK won only start vs. Was. & had 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 134.5 rating. When he starts & has 100+ rating (incl. playoffs), team is 15-1 (.938)…RB FRANK GORE had 72-yard rush TD vs. Was. (10/23/05), 1 of 5 career 60+ yard rush TDs. Had 100-yard game (107) vs. Was. on 11/6/11…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has TD catch or 100+ yards in all 5 career meetings. Has 7 TDs in past 4 vs. Was., incl. TD in all 4 (3 games with 2+ TDs). WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had 48-yard TD catch last week. In past 2, is averaging 24.5 yards per catch. TE VERNON DAVIS had TD in last meeting. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), ranks 3rd in NFL with 53 rec. TDs. WR STEVIE JOHNSON has TD catch in 2 of past 3 at home…Defense had 5 INTs last week & leads NFL with 16 INTs. Rookie LB CHRIS BORLAND had 2 INTs last week, 1st rookie LB in team history with 2 INTs in game. DT JUSTIN SMITH has sack in all 4 career meetings (5 sacks), incl. 2 sacks in last game vs. Was. LB ALDON SMITH had 2 sacks in last meeting.

NFL Week 12 Lines – 49’ers Home Favorites vs Redskins

Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
11/20 8:25 ET Kansas City -7 At Oakland 43
11/23 1:00 ET At Atlanta -3 Cleveland 47
11/23 1:00 ET At Philadelphia -11.5 Tennessee 48
11/23 1:00 ET At New England -7 Detroit 48
11/23 1:00 ET Green Bay -9.5 At Minnesota 48.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Indianapolis -13.5 Jacksonville 50
11/23 1:00 ET At Houston -2 Cincinnati 43.5
11/23 1:00 ET At Buffalo -4.5 NY Jets 40
11/23 1:00 ET At Chicago -6 Tampa Bay 46.5
11/23 4:05 ET At Seattle -6.5 Arizona 42
11/23 4:05 ET At San Diego -6 St. Louis 44
11/23 4:25 ET At Denver -7.5 Miami 49.5
11/23 4:25 ET At San Francisco -8.5 Washington 44.5
11/23 8:30 ET Dallas -3.5 At NY Giants 47.5

Monday Night Football Line

11/24 8:30 ET At New Orleans -3.5 Baltimore 49.5

49ers Looking to Get on a Roll in New York

The San Francisco 49ers prevailed in what for all intents and purposes was a must win game in New Orleans last weekend. The importance of defeating the Saints was amplified by the 49ers loss the previous week to the almost always tough but almost always beatable St. Louis Rams. So if most experts felt the 49ers would split their first two games of the “second half”, then here we are. The concept of “each game is a season” that the 49ers have embraced is important over the next two weeks as the team faces two under achieving NFC East squads. First up is another trip across the country to New York.
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Podcast: Preview Of the 49’ers Battle With the Giants

New York Giants v San Francisco 49ers

Podcast: 49’ers Move To 5-4 With OT Win Over Saints

San Francisco 49ers v New Orleans Saints

49ers Facing Tough Assignment in New Orleans

Last week the San Francisco 49ers blew a very winnable game versus an opponent they had beaten three weeks ago, on the road, by two touchdowns. Losing that game means this week’s match up with the New Orleans Saints takes on that much more importance. When you can’t beat the teams you’re supposed to beat at home, then you have to go on the road and win games you aren’t supposed to win. This is what the underdog 49ers are staring at as they travel to New Orleans.
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49ers vs Saints Friday Injury Report

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Status Report
QUESTIONABLE CB Tramaine Brock (toe), DT Quinton Dial (eye), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring), LB Dan Skuta (ankle), LB Patrick Willis (toe)
PROBABLE RB Frank Gore (hip), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), DT Ian Williams (shin)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Dan Skuta (ankle), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), LB Patrick Willis (toe)
Thursday LB Dan Skuta (ankle), LB Patrick Willis (toe)
Friday LB Dan Skuta (ankle), LB Patrick Willis (toe)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Tramaine Brock (toe), RB Frank Gore (hip), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring), DT Ian Williams (shin)
Thursday CB Tramaine Brock (toe), DT Quinton Dial (eye), RB Frank Gore (hip), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring), DT Ian Williams (shin)
Friday CB Tramaine Brock (toe), DT Quinton Dial (eye), WR Brandon Lloyd (hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday DE Justin Smith (not injury related)
Friday RB Frank Gore (hip), DE Justin Smith (not injury related), DT Ian Williams (shin)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Status Report
OUT LB David Hawthorne (hand), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), WR Robert Meachem (ankle), T Zach Strief (chest)
PROBABLE TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder), WR Kenny Stills (thigh)
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB David Hawthorne (hand), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), T Zach Strief (chest), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
Thursday LB David Hawthorne (hand), WR Robert Meachem (ankle), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), T Zach Strief (chest), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
Friday LB David Hawthorne (hand), WR Robert Meachem (ankle), RB Khiry Robinson (forearm), T Zach Strief (chest), RB Pierre Thomas (rib, shoulder)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), WR Kenny Stills (thigh)
Thursday C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), WR Kenny Stills (thigh)
Friday C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle), RB Mark Ingram (shoulder), WR Kenny Stills (thigh)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder)
Thursday TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder)
Friday TE Jimmy Graham (shoulder)

49ers Continue To Try And Turn Corner on 2014 Season

St Louis Rams v San Francisco 49ers

Many 49er fans felt it would be smooth sailing along the NFC West this season, even with the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks playing the Niners twice in 2014.

So far though, the waters have been rather rough for the Niners, as following a 13-10 home loss to the Rams sit at 4-4 on the season, and there’s plenty of reason for that blame to go around.

First there’s the controversy surrounding the future of head coach John Harbaugh. It was Jay Glazer that broke the news weeks ago that Harbaugh was for sure not going to be back in 2015.

Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice told Pro Football Talk that he thinks all the talk about Harbaugh is having an effect on the team.

“Maybe that’s starting to wear and tear on the team and it’s taking its toll,” Rice said. “The team, they try to say, ‘Well, we’re not affected by it.’ But you are.”

The offense has been terrible, led by QB Colin Kapernick, there’s been no flow to an offense that has been at times downright dreadful, like last week vs the Rams.

The O-line has not been able to be anywhere near as good as many felt, and even vet Joe Staley said after the loss that the line “played like s*it.”

The Niners have back-to-back road games against Drew Brees and the Saints, and then Eli Manning and the Giants, and right now there’s blood in the water and the Saints and Giants flat out know it.

Even with all these issues, The Standard lists the 49ers odds for winning the Super Bowl at 11/2, which based on how this team has played, could come as a shock.

The Niners have every chance to take the very average first half of 2014 and turn it around, it falls on this group of players to find a way to do it.