SAN FRANCISCO—The 5-0 San Francisco 49ers flew to the capital to face a Washington Redskins team who fired their head coach in early October. The elements were in play as rain before and during the game left FedEx Field slippery and soaking with a constant downpour.
Both offenses had to adjust to the dangerous playing surface. Half-back Adrian Peterson rushed for 49 yards on the Redskins opening drive, but failed to capitalize as kicker Dustin Hopkins missed a 39-yard field goal. 49ers kicker Robbie Gould also missed his 45-yard field goal, as both teams failed to score in the first half.
The Niners defense would keep Washington out of the redzone for the entire game and continue their steak of holding opponents below 7 points or fewer for three weeks. They have also held opponents under 20 or fewer every this season. Defensive captain Kwon Alexander forced a fumble which set up 1 of 3 of the 49ers field goals which sealed game for San Francisco with a score of 9-0 win.
The win marks the twelfth victory for Jimmy Garoppolo since taking the starting quarterback role in 2017. The San Francisco 49ers now have a record of 6-0 for the season. The Niners return home to face the 4-2 Carolina Panther on Sunday, October 27 at 1:05 p.m. PST.