(LANDOVER, Md.) — In a clash of stellar second-year NFL quarterbacks, it was Colin Kaepernick who had the upper hand.
Kaepernick threw for 235 yards and three touchdowns as the San Francisco 49ers clobbered the Washington Redskins 27-6 on Monday night.
Frank Gore was limited to just 31 yards on 13 carries, meaning Washington forced Kaepernick to throw the football, and he delivered, hooking up with Anquan Boldin for two touchdowns and with Vernon Davis for another.
“Colin, he’s been taking a lot of criticism, but one thing I like about Colin, he’s always hanging in there,” Davis said. “He’s always fighting through adversity. He’s one of those guys who’s tough.”
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed just 17 passes for 127 yards and an interception. He was sacked four times by San Francisco’s defense. Washington managed just 190 yards of total offense.
“We’ve got to conquer some of the demons that we have going on as an offense and just as a team in general — and I think we will,” Griffin said. “It takes all of us.”
The 49ers (7-4) remain right in the thick of the NFC wild-card race, while the Redskins (3-8) continue to watch their postseason hopes grow fainter each week.
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Jill Martin, CNN