It’s October 15, 2017, and the San Francisco 49ers are winless this season at 0-5. They look to change that as they take on the Washington Redskins in Week 6. Noise has all your updates from the game, as well as analysis and your comment thread.
Certainly not the most start the new San Francisco 49ers brass had in mind, but not all is lost in a seemingly lost season.
The 49ers have an All-Pro potentially in defensive lineman DeForest Buckner. Wide receiver Pierre Garçon has been thoroughly consistent this season, not dropping a single pass. Rookie tight end George Kittle is starting to come on.
Oh, and rookie linebacker Reuben Foster has yet to play a full game this season and is close to returning from injury. And the team has lost their last four games by a grand total of 11 points.
While the 49ers do sit at 0-5, it certainly could be far worse.
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Follow along with us, as the 49ers seek to finally get their first victory of the season.
San Francisco wins the toss and will begin the game on defense.
Well, the Redskins are already on the board with an eight-play, 75-yard drive that took 4:46. Quarterback Kirk Cousins was efficient, going 4-4 passing for 57 yards and one touchdown, finding Josh Doctson for 11 yards on the score.
Despite being gifted a first down on a personal foul, the 49ers offense stalls out. The Redskins take over at their own 14-yard line with 7:51 to play in the first quarter.
On the next drive, the San Francisco defense was able to clamp down and force a Washington punt. The 49ers began at their 39-yard line, but a penalty and sack on 3rd down causes another punt. The Redskins get the ball at their own 27-yard line.
Safety Jaquiski Tartt’s blitz on 3rd down stops Perine in the backfield and San Francisco is able to force another Redskins punt — big stop for the 49ers defense. San Francisco will have the ball at their own 13-yard line.
This 49ers offense is really struggling through the first quarter — Hoyer has six passing yards. It’s 7-0 after one quarter of play.
The San Francisco defense got off to a nice to open the quarter on an Arik Armstead run stop that made it 2nd and 19, but it was all for naught as tight end Jordan Reed and running back Curtis Thompson lead the way on the drive for the Redskins, which was capped off on a Perine three-yard touchdown reception.
The Redskins lead 14-0 with 9:47 left in the second quarter. Reed has three receptions for 33 yards while Thompson has six carries for 14 yards and and one reception for 23 yards.
An Aldrick Robinson 21-yard reception on a 3rd conversion is wasted by a Marquise Goodwin drop and Trent Brown false start penalty, and the 49ers punt once again. The Redskins have the ball at their own 14-yard line.
Jimmie Ward had a nice diving interception and subsequent return, but it was overturned on replay. Didn’t matter though, as Rashard Robinson got one of his own on the next play and the 49ers take over at their own 20-yard line with 6:39 left in the second quarter.
It’s C.J. Beathard time — the rookie is now in the game for Hoyer.
Different quarterback, same result. San Francisco punts and Washington has the ball at their own 15-yard line.
A Thompson 39-yard reception set the Redskins up nicely, but Solomon Thomas’ sack made the Washington offense sputter out. Dustin Hopkins’ 48-yard field goal is good, and the Redskins lead 17-0 with 1:51 left in the first half.
Three quick receptions by Robinson, Kittle and Hyde put the 49ers into scoring position. On 4th and goal with three seconds left, Kyle Shanahan rolled the dice and went for it — and it pays off. Hyde’s one-yard touchdown run makes it 17-7 at halftime.
Beathard: 6-14 passing, 89 yards
Hyde: 5 carries, 10 yards, 1 touchdown
Kittle: 3 receptions, 42 yards
The 49ers open the second half with the ball at their own 25-yard line.
Some rookie mistakes there for Beathard, who wastes a string of good plays from Hyde and rookie running back Matt Breida. But Robbie Gould salvages something on his 52-yard field goal to bring the score to 17-10, Washington’s lead with 9:41 left in the 3rd quarter.
Very solid response from the San Francisco defense, who force a punt and Trent Taylor takes it back for 39 yards to put the 49ers at the 50-yard line with 7:12 left in the third quarter.
The prime field position is wasted as Beathard is sacked on 3rd down, which forces the 47-yard field goal attempt. Gould’s been great all year, but missed the kick and the Redskins take over at their 28-yard line.
MASSIVE play by Ray-Ray Armstrong who strips tight end Vernon Davis and Ward returned it to the 2-yard line. Hyde punched it in on the next play to make it 17-17, who have now scored 17 unanswered points. There is 3:01 left in the third quarter.
The Redskins are able to march down to the red zone, but Dontae Johnson’s pass break up on 3rd and goal forces Washington to settle for three on a 21-yard field goal. It’s 20-17, Redskins leading with 10:34 to play in the game.
Poor response by the 49ers offense, who have to punt and the Redskins take over at their own 16-yard line with 8:22 left.
Even poorer response by the 49ers defense as Thomas is beat by Cousins on a read-option play for a seven-yard touchdown run. The Redskins are up 26-17 at the 3:28 mark in the fourth quarter after Hopkins missed the extra point.
Incredible response by Beathard who finds Robinson on a roll out for 45-yards and the touchdown. Beathard is now 16-28 passing for 205 yards and one touchdown.
The 49ers were able to get a stop to get the ball back with less than one minute to play. Garçon had two big receptions to push San Francisco into field goal territory, but ultimately was the reason they weren’t able to kick a field goal as his offensive pass inference penalty pushed them out of Gould’s kicking zone.
That makes it six losses to open the season for the 49ers, who are 0-6. And it’s been done in record fashion:
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