No. 1: Keep on running the ball
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan will be motivated to beat the Redskins since he was the longtime offensive coordinator in Washington. He didn’t have much good to say about his former team.
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The old adage “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it,” definitely applies for the San Francisco offense. The Niners have averaged 180-plus yards on the ground per game, which ranks second in the league this year.
The Redskins give up the fifth most yards on the ground, so expect the 49ers to continue to give running back Matt Breida and Co. the ball early and often.
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The 49ers’ outstanding running game has been the peanut butter to the elite defense’s jelly. A team that can keep the opposition out of the end zone and controls the time of possession on offense will win a lot of games in the NFL.
The Niners’ 5-0 start is reflective of that.
Expect San Francisco to continue to give running backs Brieda and Tevin Coleman the ball in the matchup against Washington.