Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III have both been facing criticism for taking a step backward in their second season as NFL starters. One of them began to shake off the rust in the first quarter on Monday night.
Kaepernick got off to a good start for the 49ers, marching the offense down the field on a seven-play, 62-yard drive that ended with Kaepernick throwing a great ball to Anquan Boldin at the goal line for a 19-yard touchdown. It was a solid start for Kaepernick.
Griffin, however, is struggling early on. Washington’s first three offensive possessions went three-and-out, and on the fourth possession, Griffin threw a terrible pass into the hands of 49ers safety Donte Whitner for an interception.
Washington will need Griffin to play better — and need its defense to do a better job against Kaepernick — to snap its two-game losing streak tonight.