49ers escape with win after late Carlos Hyde touchdown

AP

The 49ers didn’t make many big plays on offense Sunday, but wide receiver Anquan Boldin came up with one at exactly the right moment in the fourth quarter.

Boldin caught a pass in traffic and shrugged off a hit from Redskins safety Ryan Clark, who led with his helmet, to gain 29 yards. Clark’s penalty added 15 more yards to the total, pushing the 49ers into the red zone. Carlos Hyde scored three plays later and the 49ers had a 17-13 lead with three minutes left to play.

That was plenty of time for the Washington offense to make something happen, but they weren’t able to do it. Aldon Smith sacked Robert Griffin III to help thwart one drive and the final Redskins possession of the day ended when Griffin lost a fumble on a sack by Justin Smith. Those were two of the five sacks that the 49ers racked up along with numerous other big hits on Griffin that left the quarterback even more beleaguered than he was during a week that saw him torn apart by fans, the media and coach Jay Gruden.

Nothing Griffin did on Sunday will stop the criticism from mounting. He was 11-of-19 for 109 yards and the Redskins couldn’t take enough advantage of three 49ers turnovers. It was never bad enough that it felt like Colt McCoy would be getting the call from the sideline, if only because the pass rush would have suffocated him as well, but it wasn’t good enough to make anyone feel better about the overall offensive situation either.

Neither was the 49ers offense for much of the day. Colin Kaepernick was 20-of-29 for 256 yards and Boldin caught nine balls for 137 yards, but Hyde and Frank Gore each fumbled while combining for 52 yards on 20 carries.

The Niners have now scored 33 points in the last two weeks against two NFC East teams going nowhere and they’ll need to find a way to generate more points if they are going to win the games against the Seahawks and Cardinals that they’ll need to win to ensure themselves a playoff spot. The defense will make it hard for anyone to blow them out, but close losses will be just as costly.

They’ll get their first chance to do better on Thanksgiving night against Seattle.

60 responses to “49ers escape with win after late Carlos Hyde touchdown

  1. Great battle between two future hall of fame qb’s!! #Sarcasmfont

    Other teams fans envy our teams players. Other teams players envy our teams fans. #choochoohawksdynastytrain
    #12thmanisheretostay #dynastybeforeyoureyes #kissthering

  2. Offense particularly at home is embarrassing. Next Thursday looks like a 16-13 game one way or the other. Hope it doesn’t end any players season on either side in what is going to be an extremely physical painful 60 minutes

  3. I feel bad for RG3. Our offense needs to figure things out quickly, but our defense is amazing and brought it to him all day long.

    Long and painful flight home.

  4. 49ers won again!!! our defense is the best in the nfl!! every game is big. some bigger than others but were still in it!!
    GOOOOOO 49ers!!!
    Thanks seattle for beating the cards!!! Just in time for u guys to goooo on the road!!!lol

  5. Winning ugly is what these guys do. With all honesty if the Seahawks lose to these guys even on the road next week I will be hugely disappointed even though they will have a chance to get back at them. Now is the time to take these guys out and piss off their bandwagon fans.

  6. RK NFC RECORD PCT
    1 ARIZONA 9-2 .818
    2 GREEN BAY 8-3 .727
    3 PHILADELPHIA 8-3 .727
    4 NEW ORLEANS 4-6 .400
    5 DALLAS 7-3 .700
    6 DETROIT 7-4 .636
    7 SEATTLE 7-4 .636
    8 SAN FRANCISCO 7-4 .636

    It’s going to be a fun race!

  7. @vancouvers whatever the rest of your name is, did you really call niners fans bandwagon fans lol? The 12thman was created last year when the Hawks started winning. Sea fans invented the bandwagon, the stadium was empty until they started winning.

    Besides shouldn’t you be watching the CFL or hockey #whatsthataboot #canadiantalkingfootballLOL

  8. Hats off to haslett and the defense. The game ended exactly like I thought it would, sack fumble. Oh well…one game closer to seeing colt play

  9. It was the battle of the inept running quarterbacks and Colin won the prize.
    It’s a pair of Jordans and those headphones that everyone wears to fit in.

  10. I would like to voice my disgust with the nature of pettiness that is rampant on this blog. I can’t because everything that is needed to be said will be deleted. Anyway good win niners. Lets roll.

  11. One would imagine that after the Washington defense played their butts off, they might be more than a bit upset with a QB who looked like a UDFA and not someone who cost his team three firsts and a second.

    What are the odds that higher ups in Washington are wishing they had kept their picks and drafted Tannehill?

  12. Steelers Fan, I know you do. It sucks that you can’t beat the 49ers. Do you remember this number 20-3? If not it was the last time we played you…

    So we get it that you want the winningest coach in the last 3 season out of the game.

  13. You have it all wrong. That picture doesn’t say “I’m a tool” or “PASSION” it says “LOL”

  14. vancouversportsbro says:
    Nov 23, 2014 7:47 PM

    Winning ugly is what these guys do. With all honesty if the Seahawks lose to these guys even on the road next week I will be hugely disappointed even though they will have a chance to get back at them. Now is the time to take these guys out and piss off their bandwagon fans.
    __________________________________

    @vancouversportsbro

    You’re so obsessed with the 49ers. Always trolling 49ers articles. Not much to do in Vancouver?

  15. Wow, two very bad Offensive teams duking it out and each D getting countless opportunities and takeaways and neither team able to pull away. Well until the 49ers woke up on that last drive. With that being said,RG is done, put in Colt or Cousins at least they will generate more than 100 yards throwing.. Cant do epic s with basic peeps.

  16. vancouversportsbrosucks says:
    Nov 23, 2014 8:24 PM

    vancouversportsbro says:
    Nov 23, 2014 7:47 PM

    Winning ugly is what these guys do. With all honesty if the Seahawks lose to these guys even on the road next week I will be hugely disappointed even though they will have a chance to get back at them. Now is the time to take these guys out and piss off their bandwagon fans.
    __________________________________

    @vancouversportsbro

    You’re so obsessed with the 49ers. Always trolling 49ers articles. Not much to do in Vancouver?
    ===================================

    When you make a username specifically for a guy, I think YOU are the one obsessed.

    HTH

  17. Yeah, your team scored a last minute TD to beat the Redskins!!! “OR” Your team needed a last minute TD to beat the Redskins? You pick, I know which one I’m going with. GO HAWKS!!!

  18. Can anyone in the Ravens organization explain why they didn’t want Boldin on their team? I know it’s been a few seasons now but why exactly didn’t they want him? Too much money? Doubt it. Not good enough? Not true. Not clutch or tough enough? Also not true. Would anyone really want Steve Smith on their team instead of Boldin ? Doubt it.

  19. Great win by a GREAT team against a true NFL powerhouse, with a superstar QB!

    You Santa Clarans have so much to be proud of!!!

    Maybe a stretch but I think you guys can refer to yourselves as a Dynasty now.

    Well done Santa Clara, well done!

  20. I’m a huge Skins fan and I like Bob as a person but he’s just not good right now. Time to play Colt Mccoy the rest of the season.

  21. tdseahawks,
    You said anything about a dynasty? SF does not follow the rule of one Super Bowl win in 38 years of existence as a dynasty. Nothing but high standards in SF.

  22. tdseahawks says:
    Nov 23, 2014 8:51 PM
    Yeah, your team scored a last minute TD to beat the Redskins!!! “OR” Your team needed a last minute TD to beat the Redskins? You pick, I know which one I’m going with. GO HAWKS!!!
    ————————————————————
    This from a fan of a team that lost last week to KC…LOL

  23. AZ – 12-4
    GB – 12-4
    Phil – 12-4
    NO – 7-9
    SF. 11-5
    SEA. 10-6
    ————
    DET 9-7
    DAL 8-9

  24. tdseahawks
    jdrewsy

    wonderful…two NEWBIE 2012th seasterisk trolling bandwagoners – add them to the list.

  25. The bitterness of certain people on this site is amazing. A win is a win is a win. Get over it. You don’t have to win by 20 for the victory to “count”. Good clean win and now it’s time for the match up that we’ve all been waiting for! …… getcha popcorn ready….

  26. I’m sick of the SF argument about 5 rings and a history of high performance. You’re a sports team. None of the current coaching staff or players were there even 5 or 6 years ago.

    The Hawks of the last 3 years have been a better team as is evident by their Super Bowl ring. Period.

  27. kanemoney says: Nov 24, 2014 1:20 AM

    I’m sick of the SF argument about 5 rings and a history of high performance. You’re a sports team. None of the current coaching staff or players were there even 5 or 6 years ago.

    The Hawks of the last 3 years have been a better team as is evident by their Super Bowl ring. Period.
    —————————
    typical seawhiner – in the end, it’s all about how many lombardi’s you have. your dynasty was over before it began

  28. kanemoney

    You really don’t get it, do you? We are fans of a TEAM. That team includes Kaepernick, Boldin, Willis, Montana, Craig, and Rice among many many other. Same team, different seasons. We are fans regardless of their record. Our history of winning is deep. That is something Seahawks fans know nothing of. Enjoy your one ring dynasty.

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