The San Francisco 49ers pulled off a low-scoring 9-0 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 7, influenced heavily by poor weather and a bad field. But there were some rough performances, too.
The San Francisco 49ers have shown they can win in dominant fashion in 2019, while also displaying a canny ability to pull off victories in ugly ways, too.
Sunday’s Week 7 victory over the Washington Redskins was more of the latter, quite literally, given the sloppy conditions and rainy weather at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
The Niners pulled off a 9-0 victory, primarily due to their stout defense and staying true to the ground game on a day when finding footing and being able to effectively plant were both hindered. And while San Francisco managed just 283 yards of total offense, head coach Kyle Shanahan’s defense held Washington to a mere 154 yards of offense, too.
Still, there were some rough performances from the game, which Shanahan will want to address before next week’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
One could argue quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo underwhelmed in Week 7. He completed just 12 of his 21 passes for 151 yards, zero touchdowns against one interception, all for a passer rating of 59.8. At the half, Garoppolo had only 10 pass yards, too, which was eclipsed by his 20 rush yards.
But Garoppolo made up for it in the second half with some crucial completions, especially on third and fourth downs, ultimately outplaying his Washington counterpart, Case Keenum.
So Garoppolo gets a pass from being among those who underwhelmed in this game. Yet there are players who didn’t exactly stand out for the right reasons on Sunday.
Here are three such players.