Rookies Chase Young and Kamren Curl scored defensive touchdowns, while Washington grabbed sole possession of the first place in the division. Washington (6-7) used a defensive touchdown in each of the first three quarters to take the sole lead against the San Francisco 49ers (7-5). The Washington football team reclaimed first place in the NFC East with a 27-20 victory over the 49ers (5-8) in front of a sold-out crowd at FedEx Field on Sunday night. Rookie Chase Young, along with Kam Renard and Cam Newton, scored the defensive goals and a touchdown, with Washington taking sole control of its division for the second time this season.
Rookies Chase Young and Kamren Curl scored defensive touchdowns, while Washington grabbed the division’s only first-place finish. Rookie Chase Young scored a defensive touchdown in each of the first three quarters to give Washington sole control of its division against the San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field on Sunday night in front of more than 7,000 fans in Washington, D.C. The Roots are chasing Young & Kam Renard for defensive goals and a touchdown, and Washington grabbed the sole lead in their division for the second time this season, the third time in four games against an NFC East opponent this year and the fourth time since the season opener against the New York Giants on September 26, 2015.
Rookies Chase Young and Kamren Curl scored defensive touchdowns in each of the first three quarters, while Washington grabbed the division’s lone first-place finish. Rookie Chase Young scored a defensive touchdown in front of more than 7,000 fans in Washington, D.C., on Sunday night as Washington won the NFC East for the first time this season, its third time in four games against an NFC East opponent this year and its fourth time since the season opener against the New York Giants on September 26, 2015 at FedEx Field against the San Francisco 49ers. ROOKies are chasing Young & Kam Renard for defensive goals and a touchdown, and Washington grabbed the sole lead in its division and only the second-best record in NFL history with a victory over the 49ers in Sunday’s game at familiar Washington Redskins Stadium.
San Francisco was undone by turnovers, two of which Washington converted into three for touchdowns, but Washington held the 49ers without a touchdown in the first half at the stadium where they were moved from their former San Francisco home. On Washington’s first drive of the game, 49ers Jeff Wilson Jr. hit a 1-yard run on the opening play from the scrimmage to take a 7-0 lead, and Washington scored touchdowns on its next two drives.
Washington could move past the 49ers and take the lead in the NFC East, but only when it earned the right to be called the division leader. Washington is now 5-8 on an annual basis behind the New York Giants, who are 5.8 years behind and have a two-game lead over the Giants for the second straight year – the league’s best record. The Giants catapulted themselves to the top of the NFC West and into a spot in the top 10 – a division lead that stands at 145 after the victory. Since then, Washington is just one win away from a playoff spot and just two games away from a wild-card spot.
The 49ers were very sluggish in the first half, especially on offense, and faced a difficult situation because their division is not the NFC East. Washington and the Giants went some way to distance but were overtaken by three other teams that won their first two games of the season. Seattle sent the Jets to 0-13 this season and Washington took the lead In the Both teams are still in the hunt for the NFC West playoffs.
Defensively, Washington held both teams to just 21.7 points per game, and the way they played in the NFC East helped. The 49ers defense has not matched its performance from last season, ranking 23rd, but it is still in the race.
So, in theory, it could be the 49ers’ first Super Bowl run ever when the Rams play San Francisco. We’ll also look at the performance of the Washington Redskins defense against the New York Giants and New England Patriots in the playoffs.
The 49ers lost to the Washington Redskins in the 1984 NFC championship game, but lost just one game the following year and returned to the Super Bowl, where they easily defeated the Miami Dolphins. Washington has played two of its last three games on the road, starting with the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15. In Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers, he recorded seven tackles, two passes defended, a sack, and a fumble return for a touchdown. One of those fumble rewards for touchdowns was the game-winner against New York in Week 16, a 24-17 victory.