With today's matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially a thing of the past, the Washington Redskins turn their attention to a talented NFC opponent to the west.
The Redskins (3-7) next Sunday travel across the country to take on the San Francisco 49ers, who have appeared in the last three NFC Championship Games. Kickoff at the brand new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., is set for 4:25 p.m. ET.
A look back at some of the top images in games played between the Washington Redskina and San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers entered today's action with a 5-4 record – putting them in third place in the NFC Western Division – and took on the New York Giants at 1 p.m. at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
San Francisco opened up its season with a 23-14 road loss to the Arizona Cardinals before reeling off three straight wins against the Philadelphia Eagles (26-21), Kansas City Chiefs (22-17) and St. Louis Rams (31-17). The 49ers then lost two straight to the Denver Broncos (42-17) and Rams (13-10) before defeating the New Orleans Saints 27-24 last week on the road.
The 49ers are led by fourth-year head coach Jim Harbaugh. Hired in 2011, Harbaugh, 50, has compiled a 41-15-1 (.732) overall record with San Francisco. The 2011 AP NFL Coach of the Year, Harbaugh has also led the 49ers to a 5-3 record in the postseason, including three straight appearances in the NFC Championship Game, and an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2012 season.
Prior to today's game against the Giants, the 49ers were coming off a satisfying, 27-24 overtime road win against the Saints that snapped a two-game losing streak.
In that game, San Francisco kicker Phil Dawson kicked a game-winning 35-yard field goal in overtime to earn the victory for the 49ers, giving New Orleans its first home loss in more than a year.
In that game, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick completed 14-of-32 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Running back Frank Gore led the way with 81 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown, while wide receiver Anquan Boldin caught six passes for 95 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, San Francisco was led by linebacker Chris Borland, who collected a game-high 17 tackles. The 49ers also got interceptions from Chris Culliver and Antoine Bethea, and got sacks from Ahmad Brooks and Quinton Dial.
The 49ers entered today's games ranked 17th in the league in total offense (343.9 yards per game) and third in the league in total defense (306.4 yards allowed per game).
Entering today, Kaepernick has completed 179-of-289 passes (61.9 percent) for 2,166 yards with 13 touchdowns to five interceptions, while also adding 58 rushes for 298 yards (5.1 yards per attempt). Gore has ran 139 times for 553 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and two touchdowns, while Boldin leads the way with 51 catches for 635 yards and three receiving touchdowns, tied for the team lead with Michael Crabtree and Steve Johnson.
Defensively, Bethea leads the team with 51 tackles. Borland is next up with 50 total stops so far in 2014.
Game notesHere's some more facts and figures from next Sunday's Redskins-49ers matchup in San Francisco, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations:
- The game will be the Redskins' first at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
- The Redskins will attempt to collect their first win against the 49ers since a 52-17 victory Oct. 23, 2005.
- A road win against the 49ers would be the Redskins' first since Dec. 18, 2004.