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49ers Vs. Redskins: Defense Is The Name Of The Game

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The San Francisco 49ers are leading the Washington Redskins 16-3 in the fourth quarter and are looking to put this thing away. The Redskins went for it on fourth down but NaVorro Bowman broke up a short pass to Fred Davis and the 49ers took over on downs. The 49ers have done a great job from there milking the clock in the fourth quarter. They have executed a solid mix of run and pass plays to run the clock down a solid seven minutes. The 49ers were held to a field goal on the drive, but a 19-3 lead is perfectly satisfactory at this point.

The big news of the drive was Frank Gore going over 100 rushing yards for the fifth straight game. He is the first running back in 49ers history to achieve the feat. That is pretty impressive given the list of great running backs in 49ers history both long term (Joe Perry, Roger Craig) and short term (Ricky Watters). Congratulations to Frank Gore.

The 49ers also have their seven-game streak of not allowing a rushing touchdown and also scoring a rushing touchdown. If they get it to eight games, I believe they would be the first team to ever do that. My Buffalo All-Americans knowledge is a bit weak so they might have gotten their streak up to eight or more.