The 49ers are closing in on the NFC West title, with Frank Gore leading the way.
Gore topped 100 rushing yards for the fifth consecutive game — something no one had ever done in 49ers history — and San Francisco cruised past the Redskins, 19-11 in Washington.
The 49ers improved to 7-1 with the victory, and with the Seahawks losing to the Cowboys and dropping to 2-6, the 49ers already have a whopping five-game lead in the NFC West. They should wrap up the division title by the end of the month.
The game wasn’t particularly exciting, and the 49ers aren’t exactly a thrilling team, but they’re a lot better than the 3-5 Redskins, and a lot better than the rest of their division. There’s little doubt that San Francisco will host a playoff game in January. Maybe more than one.