It's game day! The San Francisco 49ers host Washington today, looking to improve to 7-4. The 49ers have scuffled along at times this season, but even with offensive inconsistency, they are in the thick of the playoff picture.
There are some interesting coincidences heading into this game. A year ago, the 49ers were 6-4 heading into a Week 12 matchup with Washington. At the time, Washington was 3-7 and went into the game with a 2-game losing streak, similar to now. The 49ers on the other hand were actually coming off a 2-game losing streak, so that was one notable difference. It's just a coincidence, but it's still kind of random.
Hopefully the 49ers can repeat last year's game with another dominant affair. They beat Washington 27-6 at FedEx Field in 2013, and had little trouble with them. A repeat of that would be a good thing.
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Dial answers call to take over in 49ers' starting lineup (Maiocco)
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Thompson: 49ers defense excels despite injuries, distractions and dysfunction (Mercury News)
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Why is San Francisco 49ers' Vernon Davis invisible in red zone? (Gutierrez)
5 Burning Questions For The 49ers in Week 12 (49erswebzone.com)
49ers: Pass rush likely to give Washington trouble (Pro Football Focus)