49ers grades, analysis from dominant win vs. Commanders
The San Francisco 49ers made no mistakes, pushing onwards and keeping pressure on the Eagles and Vikings with a 37-20 win over the Washington Commanders.
The San Francisco 49ers still can’t quite leapfrog the Minnesota Vikings for the No. 2 seed in the NFC, but they made no mistakes nonetheless in taking down a playoff-caliber team in the Washington Commanders 37-20 at Levi’s Stadium.
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After a slow start where the score was locked in at 7-7 as the teams resumed in the second half, the Niners took the lead on the first drive and subsequently never looked back.
Quarterback Brock Purdy remains as good as advertised, facing a much-vaunted Washington defense that was welcoming back their crown jewel in EDGE Chase Young.
The 49ers offense didn’t slow down in the second half, however. Washington did a good job clamping down on the running lanes, but the weapons in the passing game were too much to overcome as Purdy was almost flawless in the second half.
He was helped by the defense, who constantly forced good field position from the Commanders who were desperate to find any spark they could. Unlike the Niners, who were able to break open the game with their passing, Washington was very hot and cold, and not quite capable of matching San Francisco in a shootout.
The 49ers go to Las Vegas to face the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium for the penultimate game of the regular season. They’ll be hoping the Vikings finally slip up and they can take over the No. 2 seed, and if the Philadelphia Eagles lose again, then they could have everything to play for in Week 17.
Let’s look at the grades for this dominant display against the Commanders.
Spoiler alert: It’s pretty good across the board.