Your daylight savings-delayed 49ers Redskins game blog

If the Gate won’t get around to it, I will.

Late in the 1st, the offense hasn’t been able to string a scoring drive together, but the D has stayed tight.

…pick by Goldson!

Niners get a bit. Not much, but enough to set Akers up for a 52-yarder. How valuable has he been this year? He might even be challenging Carlos Rogers as the best free agent move.

Field position is good and it’s getting late in the half. Now would be the time to string a few plays together and get in for the TD…

Bizarre series of events there. Niners line up to go for it on 4th, where apparently the referees decide that receivers are no longer allowed to shift. I’m sure the league will be asked to weigh in on the matter this week. Even so, 6-0. With the way the D is playing, another 10 points might be enough to seal the deal.

…well there we freaking go! Willis strikes for the fumble and Bruce Miller gets wide open from 30 yards out. Suddenly there’s breathing room. 13-0.

13-3 at the half after Gano hits one from central Baltimore. That TD was huge, imagine how they’d feel going into the locker room with just a 6-3 lead to show for the half.

HALFTIME HOT TOPIC: If your radio station still uses the term “old and busted” you most certainly do not qualify as “new hotness.” I’m not big on any station that continues to employ Damon Bruce and Ralph Barbierri, but that FM station makes the KNBR crew look like Howard Cosell.

Second half- Niners move it well to start, then VD drops what would have been a huge gain. Walker can’t find the corner, punt. Dammit, Vernon. The defense still looks absolutely dominant, another 3 and out followed by a nice drive into Washington territory. The Washington linebackers are really the only thing keeping them in this game. Another one for Akers- 16-3.

A Shanahan team flagged for a crackback block, imagine that. Notice how his teams haven’t done jack since the introduction of the crack/chop block rules? Longest Redskins play of the game is a pass from Ricky Jean Francois to Helu for 20 yards. That said, they’re still within two TD’s and in Niner territory, so there’s still work to be done on both sides of the ball.

The D did their part, great stand on 4th. Meanwhile, Dallas is taking it to Seattle and the door is open to extend the lead to five games with eight to play. Nothing is certain, but that would be pretty damn close. In the meantime, Smith needs to march them down the field and put this game away.

Right on cue, long drive down to the Washington 2. David Akers hits field goal number 4. Is it already over? Two TDs and conversions in 8 minutes is a lot to ask from John Beck.

Yeah… apparently it’s way too much to ask. Willis causes the fumble, Niner ball inside the 40.

Washington gets the ball, moves on the prevent D, gets the touchdown. 2-pointer… good. We’re not done yet, folks. Onside kick… Niners recover. Ballgame.

That’s 7-1, the Niners are now 5 up in the division with 8 games to play. Playing .500 ball clinches the division outright, and it’s likely 2-6 or even 1-7 gets them into the playoffs. So it’s not yet a certainty, but you can go ahead and plan for some January football at the Stick. How great does that feel?

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33 Responses to Your daylight savings-delayed 49ers Redskins game blog

  1. Chico says:

    The gate is a mess, thanks JDR… Smith took a brutal hit but bounced right back.. Goldson came through on that pick.. 52 yard FG! 3-zip Niners!

  2. Chico says:

    That was a PERFECT play! TD Niners!

  3. Chico says:

    Agree, the FM station is horrible. The only reason I listen to KNBR is Tolbert and Lurie.

  4. Chico says:

    Game over. 7-1.

  5. Chico says:

    Feels great! I think I might break a rule and have a beer on Sunday!

  6. Nipper says:


  7. shaman138 says:

    This just in…..

    …The Raiders suck. I just stopped watching the fucking game and even if they pull off a W today I’m done watching that team for awhile. I have enough to deal with right now with my health, finances, job, etc. to also be perpetually stressed out by a fucking dysfunctional underachieving football team. If that makes me a bandwagon fan, then so be it, but I need to worry about myself right now without freaking out over football games.

    • shaman138 says:

      They might win 3 or 4 more games if they’re lucky and go 6-10 and watch San Diego walk away with the AFC West. We showed so much promise but losing Campbell and the Palmer trade changed the dynamic of the team and even with DMac back it looks pretty bleak. I’ll be back to football for the playoffs, for sure–I am genuinely intrigues to see how the Niners do in the post-season. Until then, time to find other things to do on Sundays.

  8. shaman138 says:

    Well, at least Chris Berman’s Raider-hating fat ass is as happy as a clam. He’s calling the highlights and loving every minute of it. Motherfucker–he can GO..ALL..THE…WAY…to hell!

    • Chico says:

      You Okay Shaman?? FYI, I didn’t watch Cal play yesterday for the same exact reasons dude.. It’s now worth an ulcer.. Health finances and job should come first brother… Don’t let this shit get to you bro, it ain’t worth it.

      • shaman138 says:

        I’m fine…just pissed off and over it. Raiders keep finding a way to not get their shit together, year in and year out, and after watching the Giants get fucked over by injuries I have to watch it happen to the Raiders, too…….but, yeah, life isn’t sports and flipping out over it isn’t worth it…I’m just glad I’m still kicking and screaming.

  9. mailorderwife says:

    Ugh…how could the Raiders let the Bloncos win. Now 99.9% of all sports newscasts will be about Tim Feeble :< Nothing to do with the guy's faith or the perceived persecution (because, you know, it is so easy to draw comparisons between stoning a Christian to death and a stadium yelling "Tebow sucks!"). There must be some bonus incentive from the top that pushes these blowhard announcers to talk 24/7 about Tebow.

  10. Nipper says:

    Raiders are still in this thing. Sure a few bad games doesn’t mean they can’t come back strong especially in that division. Thursday night and the Raiders in prime time might kick some serious ass! There’s always that opportunity. Unpredictable results are the very nature of football.

  11. mailorderwife says:

    So long, Jonathan. Major crushing on him with those eyebrows. If someone can get his marbles straight, he will be outstanding. Just glad he’s in the other league. Too bad, though. He became really good with the bat, and now he’ll have to kowtow to the DH.

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