The Redskins face one of their toughest tests of the season in the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers stand atop the NFC West, while the Redskins lie at the bottom of the NFC East. Though not unbeatable, San Francisco is riding a five-game winning streak compared to Washington's three-game losing streak.
It is a battle of streaks for both teams, but the Redskins can't risk extending their own if they intend to make something of this season.
There are a million and one reasons to expect much of the same from the Redskins this Sunday. However, there is no greater motivator for a team like Washington than desperation. The Redskins have every reason to play their best game against San Francisco, but here are a few reasons why this game is a must-win for Washington.