The Redskins were dominated from beginning to end against the 49ers on Monday night. The skins lost 27-6 ang the game felt like even more of a blowout than that.
In the third quarter on Monday night in Washington, the officials missed two personal fouls in rapid succession, one on each team.
First, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis lost a fumble ó but only after his facemask was blatantly grabbed, which the officials didnít see. Davisís fumble was reminiscent of a play on Sunday, when Vikings running back Adrian Peterson fumbled after Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk grabbed his facemask. As I noted this morning, the NFLís rules do not allow the referee to use instant replay to correct missed personal fouls.
Then, on the ensuing Washington possession, as Robert Griffin III threw a pass, he was kicked in the groin by 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith. The officials didnít see that, either.
Smithís groin kick left Griffin in pain, and it may leave Smith lighter in the wallet. Last year, when Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh kicked Texans quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin, it cost him a $30,000 fine. Smith may be fined a similar amount.
Colin Kaepernick completed 15 of 24 passes for 235 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions Monday night as the San Francisco 49ers broke a two-game losing streak with a 27-6 win over the Washington Redskins.
Kaepernick outperformed Robert Griffin III in the first matchup of two of the game's young, agile quarterbacks, both of whom have struggled this season after breakout years in 2012.
Kaepernick threw two touchdowns to Anquan Boldin and one to Vernon Davis. Boldin finished with 94 yards on five catches.
The 49ers improved to 7-4, tied for second with the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West.
Griffin was 17 for 27 for 127 yards and threw one interception for the Redskins. He was sacked four times.
The Redskins fell to 3-8.