49ers Grind Out a 19-11 Win Over Washington


No, it wasn’t pretty, but the combination of dominant defense, efficient offense, and excellent kicking led the 49ers to their sixth straight win.

Alex Smith led the offense with 200 yards and the team’s only touchdown on a 30 yard pass to Bruce Miller for his first career touchdown. Frank Gore rushed for 107 yards giving him his fifth straight 100 yard game. David Akers was clutch again making all four of his field goal attempts.

The defense forced Washington to abandon it’s running game early which led to John Beck attempting 47 passes for only 253 yards. They also forced three turnovers on two forced fumbles by Patrick Willis, recovered by Navorro Bowman and Donte Whitner, and an interception by Dashon Goldson. The Redskins didn’t find the end zone until 1:10 left in the game.

The 49ers improve to 7-1 and now have a five game lead over Seattle and Arizona in the NFC West. They will host the 6-2 New York Giants next week.

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