Best and worst moments from the Redskins’ win over the 49ers


Kirk Cousins throws a pass during the first quarter of Sunday’s win. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Best and worst moments from the Redskins’s 26-24 win over the 49ers at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Best interception … and sigh of relief: Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller came down with C.J. Beathard’s fourth and 20 pass from midfield with less than 10 seconds to play, finally closing the door on San Francisco’s comeback bid in a game that Washington once led 17-0 and had no business being that close.

Worst heartbreak: The 0-6 49ers know the feeling. Sunday’s setback was their fifth straight by three points or fewer, an NFL record.

Worst defense: After Washington took a 26-17 lead with 3:28 remaining, the only question remaining seemed to be whether Washington would cover the double-digit point spread. Beathard, the rookie from Iowa and grandson of former Redskins GM Bobby Beathard, hadn’t thrown a pass, let alone run a two-minute drill in an NFL regular season game before Sunday. He showed his moxie, capping a six-play, 75-yard touchdown drive with a 45-yard touchdown pass to former Redskin Aldrick Robinson.

Best spark: San Francisco Coach Kyle Shanahan benched quarterback Brian Hoyer in favor of Beathard late in the second quarter with the 49ers trailing 14-0. Beathard handed the ball off a

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2017/10/15/best-and-worst-moments-from-the-redskins-49ers-game/

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