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It was another lack luster showing for the 49er offense and remarkable performance by the 49er defense. This season has proven that It doesn't matter how you get the W, as long as you get it. 

The defense kept pressure on RGIII the entire game recording 5 sacks, Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Aaron Lynch, each with one and Aldon Smith with two. There were 8 hits on the QB and the Redskins were held to 77 yards passing. Alfred Morris was the main contributor to the Washington offense rushing for 125 yards and a TD. 

Kaepernick didn't have a terrible day but the offense uncharacteristically turned the ball over three times. Frank Gore committed his second fumble in as many games, his only two of the season. Kaepernick and Carlos Hyde each turned it over once. It was Hyde's first fumble of the season. 

After the game Harbaugh summed up the team's performance by saying that the team made a lot of  "valiant efforts" today. He continued stating "We turned the ball over. Some teams hang their heads after that happens. That's not what this team is about, this team is about each other, about the team, the team, the team. They are into lifting each other up. Guys just kept playing and fighting, that's what good teams do." 

One of the biggest plays of the game was a 29 yard, 3rd down catch made by Anquan Boldin in the 4th quarter over the middle to keep the drive alive. He was hit by hard by FS Ryan Clark who was flagged for unnecessary roughness. Clark actually took the brunt of the hit himself and had to sit out a few plays. Boldin who is frequently recognized for his toughness talked about it after the game. "If [that hit] changes how I play, then I shouldn't be playing anymore. I'm an all out guy. It's not a big deal." 

It's a short week for the Niners who will be hosting division rival Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving night. The coaching staff stayed after the game to start preparing. 

 


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