The San Francisco 49ers have been fairly disappointing this season and with two losses in a row they need to bounce back when they take on the Washington Redskins, this Monday at 8:30 PM ET at FedEx Field.
The 49ers lost to the Panthers and the Saints, two very good teams in the NFC, looking awful on offense in the process. “I think we are (surprised), but we still have six more to go,” QB Colin Kaepernick said. “And we can still finish this season 12-4.”
San Francisco will look to run the ball effectively and try to avoid mistakes when throwing the ball.
The Redskins, on the other hand, are 3-7 and almost out of the playoffs. Their coach thinks his QB Robert Griffin gets unfairly criticized for his performances.
“If you’re talking about Robert or if you’re talking about a guy like Kaepernick, everybody comes from different systems, and when you go to the National Football League, and you’re working with a drop-back passing game, and you haven’t done a lot of that, it takes some repetition,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. “Whoever has been in those shoes realizes that it doesn’t happen overnight.”
“I feel like for myself, moving forward, I have to be more wary of the hostility,” Griffin said. “I was trying to give a compliment to Philadelphia’s defense, and it was taken as a shot against my coaches. It wasn’t.”
The 49ers are 5 point favorites over the Redskins on Monday Night Football.