TV Schedule: Monday, Nov. 25, 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN
Stadium: FedEx Field
Weather: High 41, Low 28
Line: San Francisco (-5)
After another tough loss, the San Francisco 49ers have dropped to 6-4 on the season and are hoping to make a late-season push for a playoff spot. Colin Kaepernick has received most of the criticism for the team’s four losses and little credit for its six wins. Kaepernick leads the dead-last ranked passing offense in the league with just 1,802 yards and 11 touchdowns on the year while rushing for another 335 yards and three scores. Anquan Boldin leads all receivers with 47 catches for 630 yards and three scores while Vernon Davis is second on the team with 34 catches for 553 yards and eight touchdowns. Frank Gore has had a solid season running the ball, accounting for 748 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.
It has been a rough couple of days for the Washington Redskins after a tough loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on the road that seemingly ended their hopes of a division title. Robert Griffin III has received a ton of criticism for how the game ended with his errant throw into the endzone that was intercepted to end the game. Griffin III has struggled a bit this season, passing for 2,714 yards and 14 touchdowns on the year while rushing for 345 yards and no scores. His knee seems to have hampered him this season to the point of a 3-7 start by the Redskins. Pierre Garcon leads all receivers with 67 catches for 871 yards and three touchdowns on the year. Alfred Morris is having a solid second season in the league, rushing for 918 yards and five touchdowns on 5.1 yards per carry.
Defensively, the 49ers rank in the top half of the league in most categories. San Francisco ranks fourth in points allowed, seventh in total yards allowed, 10th in passing yards allowed and 13th in rushing yards allowed per game. Washington’s defense has not been nearly as impressive, ranking 30th in points allowed and 28th in total yards allowed per game.
PREDICTION: 49ers 34, Redskins 27