The San Francisco 49ers punished Robert Griffin III all night. The Washington Redskins couldn’t cover Anquan Boldin or Vernon Davis and Colin Kapenernick threw three touchdown passes as the 49ers cruised to a 27-6 victory on Monday night.
The 49ers held the Redskins – who entered the game as the league’s leading rushing offense – to just 93 yards on 26 carries. Griffin was sacked four times and hit even more frequently, including a kick to the groin. Griffin managed to throw for just 127 yards on 27 attempts as the Redskins’ offense struggled mightily.
Meanwhile, Kaepernick had his way with the Redskins’ secondary. Despite Boldin and Davis being the 49ers only legitimate pass catching threats, Washington had no answer of how to stop them from catching the ball. Kaepernick completed nine passes to the duo for 164 yards and three touchdowns and picked on cornerback Josh Wilson frequently down field.
Kapernick finished 15 of 24 for 235 yards and three touchdowns.
The victory allows the 49ers to remain in the playoffs if the season ended today. San Francisco is tied with the Arizona Cardinals at 7-4 but holds the tiebreaker due to a head-to-head victory. The 49ers and are currently in the playoffs as the sixth-seed in the NFC.