Quarterback Colin Kaepernick tossed three touchdowns as the San Francisco 49ers easily beat Washington, 27-6 on Monday Night Football, Nov. 25 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

The 49ers jumped out to a 10-0 lead early before eventually taking a 17-6 lead into halftime. They added 10 more points of cushion in the second half.

San Francisco’s defense was too physical for Washington’s finesse offense and quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled the entire game. Griffin completed just 17 of 27 passes for 127 yards and was sacked four times while also throwing an interception.

Washington recorded just 190 yards total yards on offense. It was the first time Washington failed to record at least 200 offensive yards in more than 10 years.

Kaepernick, however, had one of his best games of the season, connecting with veteran receiver Anquan Boldin for two touchdowns; his third touchdown pass went to Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis. Kaepernick finished 15-of-24 for 235 yards. Boldin had five passes for 94 yards, and Davis had four catches for 70 yards.

Washington dropped to 3-7 overall on the season and are just about eliminated from playoff contention; the 49ers advanced to 6-4 and are currently in sixth place for a wild card seed in the NFC playoff picture.

The Washington NFL team will next face NFC East division rival New York Giants on Dec. 1 at FedEx Field.


Perry Green

AFRO Sports Editor