Top 5 takeaways from 49ers win vs. Redskins in Week 7

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LANDOVER, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 20: Linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair #51 of the San Francisco 49ers, free safety D.J. Reed #32 and teammates slide on the rain soaked field after defeating the Washington Redskins, 9-0, at FedExField on October 20, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

In a game as ugly as the weather, the San Francisco 49ers prevailed over the Washington Redskins 9-0 to successfully progress to a 6-0 record. Here’s the five takeaways from that game.

If ever a game was a war of attrition, it was this Week 7 victory for the San Francisco 49ers over the Washington Redskins.

It was a game that matched the atrocious weather conditions, the Niners used their spectacular defense to post a road shutout in a 9-0 win that seemed like a throwback to yesteryear when running was the preferred method of offense.

Washington came to play as well. Despite being 1-5, the Redskins were only two games back from the division lead. Their defense came to play, and they were initially very successful running the ball. However some poor discipline on drives, as well as a missed field goal, meant the momentum swung in the 49ers’ favor.

As we saw last week against the Los Angeles Rams, once the Niners grab the momentum, it all falls into place.

Ultimately how the 49ers won or the final score didn’t matter. San Francisco improved to 6-0 in a game that ended up counting for double (more on that later).

There were more than a few things to note about this game, so here are five takeaways from the Week 7 road shutout victory over the Redskins.

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