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49ers edge Washington: It wasn't great, but it was good enough

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The San Francisco 49ers continue to find ways to win ugly, and as frustrating as that can be, it still has resulted in a win each of the last three weeks. They have a lot of work to do if they want to actually do some damage in January, but for now they are at least keeping the dream alive. That's something.

The 49ers head into a short week, getting ready to face the Seattle Seahawks in a matchup with huge divisional and wild card implications. For now though, the 49ers can celebrate a good day, as they improved to 7-4 and kept themselves in the thick of the playoff race.

With the Win...

  • The 49ers improved to 22-6-1 at home in the regular season under head coach Jim Harbaugh.
  • The 49ers improved to 3-2 all-time at Levi's® Stadium.
  • The 49ers improved to 20-10-1 against Washington all-time.
  • The 49ers improved to 3-0 against Washington in the regular season under head coach Jim Harbaugh.
  • Since 2011...
    • The 49ers improved to 8-2 against the NFC East.
    • The 49ers improved to 32-12-1 vs. the NFC.
    • The 49ers improved to 9-4-1 in the month of November.
  • The 49ers improved to 19-2 when QB Colin Kaepernick records a passer rating of 90.0 or higher.

The Ultimate Warrior

  • WR Anquan Boldin registered 9 recepts. for 137 yds. and 1 TD. On the 49ers game winning TD drive in the 4th qtr., Boldin registered 3 recepts. for 49 yds., helping set up the 4-yd. TD run by RB Carlos Hyde.
  • With 137 rec. yds. on the day, Boldin moved past Derrick Mason, Hines Ward and Charlie Joiner and now has the 20th most rec. yds. in NFL history.

Most Career Receiving Yards, NFL History

Player

Yards

18.

Art Monk

12,721

19.

Jimmy Smith

12,287

20.

Anquan Boldin

12,169

21.

Charlie Joiner

12,146

22.

Hines Ward

12,083

  • Boldin now has registered at least one TD recept. in each of his last five games against Washington.

WR Anquan Boldin's Last 5 Games Against Washington

Team/Opp.

Date

Recepts.

Yards

TDs

SF vs. Was.

11/23/14

9

137

1

SF at Was.

11/25/13

5

94

2

Bal. at Was.

12/9/12

3

78

2

Arz. at Was.

9/21/08

3

25

1

Arz. at Was.

10/21/07

8

29

2

  • Today marked Boldin's 36th career game with 100-or-more rec. yds., the 7th most among all active players in the NFL.

Most Games With 100+ Receiving Yards

Player

Team(s)

Games

1.

Andre Johnson

Houston Texans

50

2.

Steve Smith Sr.

Carolina Panthers/Baltimore Ravens

47

3.

Reggie Wayne

Tennessee Titans/New York Jets

43

4.

Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions

41

5t.

Roddy White

Atlanta Falcons

38

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona Cardinals

38

7.

Anquan Boldin

Arizona Cardinals/Baltimore Ravens/San Francisco 49ers

36

8.

Brandon Marshall

Denver Broncos/Miami Dolphins/Chicago Bears

34

9.

Wes Welker

New England Patriots/Denver Broncos

28

10.

Marques Colston

New Orleans Saints

27

Tying The Franchise Record

  • QB Colin Kaepernick completed 20 of 29 pass atts. for 256 yds., 1 TD, 1 INT and a QB rating of 93.5. He has now thrown at least one TD pass in 18 straight games, tying the franchise record for the most consecutive games with a TD pass [Steve Young - 18: (10/9/94 - 11/26/95)].

Hyde & Seek

  • RB Carlos Hyde registered the game winning score on a 4-yd. TD run late in the 4th qtr. Hyde's score capped off a 8-play, 75-yd. drive.

You Can't Throw Here

  • The 49ers defense held Washington to just 77 net passing yds., the fewest allowed by the team since 11/25/13 (76 net passing yds. at Was.).

Pressure Cooker

  • The 49ers defense registered 5.0 sacks of Washington QB Robert Griffin III, tied for the most in a single game by the team this season [at StL (10/13)]. It marks the first game this season in which the team had at least four players register a sack.
  • Making his first start of the season, LB Aldon Smith registered 2.0 sacks. It marked his 13th game with 2.0-or-more sacks and the first since 12/15/13 at TB (2.0 sacks).
  • DT Ray McDonald registered 1.0 sack for 7 yds, marking his 2nd sack of the season. He now has 18.5 career sacks and, including his sack at NYG (11/16/14), he has now registered a sack in back-to-back games for the 5th time in his career [last vs StL (12/1/13) and vs. Sea. (12/8/13)]. 
  • Late in the 4th qtr. with a three-point lead, DT Justin Smith sacked Griffin and striped the ball. The loose ball was was caught by LBAhmad Brooks, sealing the victory. It marked Smith's 2nd FF and Brooks' 1st FR of the season.
  • LB Aaron Lynch registered 1.0 sack, his 4th sack of the season. Lynch's 4.0 sacks are tied for the 2nd-most by a rookie in the NFL this season (StL DT Aaron Donald - 5.0; Min. LB Anthony Barr - 4.0). He now ranks t-2nd for the most sacks by a 49ers rookie LB since sacks became an official statistic in 1982.

Most Sacks By A 49ers Rookie LB, Since 1982

Player

Sacks

Year

1

Aldon Smith

14.0

2011

2t.

Aaron Lynch

4.0

2014

Patrick Willis

4.0

2007

Julian Peterson

4.0

2000

The Wild Borland

  • According to NFL Gamebook statistics, LB Chris Borland led the team with 8 tackles. He has now registered 65 tackles this season, according to the Gamebook statistics, which is the 6th most among all rookies in franchise history.

Most Tackles By A Rookie In Franchise History,

According To NFL Gamebook Statistics

Player

Year

GP/GS

Solo

Assists

Total

1

Patrick Willis

2007

16/16

136

38

174

2.

Ahmad Plummer

2000

16/14

66

9

75

3.

Don Griffin

1986

16/15

62

10

72

4.

Eric Reid

2013

16/16

58

12

70

5.

Shawntae Spencer

2004

16/12

59

8

67

6.

Chris Borland

2014

11/5

49

16

65

7.

Dana Stubblefield

1993

16/14

55

9

64

8.

Lee Woodall

1994

15/13

45

15

60

9.

Jason Webster

2000

16/10

41

14

55

10.

Bill Romanowski

1988

16/8

38

15

53