49ers vs. Redskins Fight Video: Watch 49ers and 'Skins Mix It Up on the Field

Alex KayCorrespondent INovember 6, 2011

The San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins engaged in some good, old-fashioned fisticuffs after Patrick Willis forced a fumble for the 49ers defense.

San Francisco is beating the Redskins down on the field and isn’t afraid to show their muscle after the whistle blows if they have to.

San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh certainly isn’t afraid of comparing what his team does on the field to a fight and maybe that attitude literally carries over.

He compared the 49ers win over the Browns to a "bar fight" and wasn’t afraid to compare this game against the Redskins to a fight as well.

“It’s going to be a fight, an athletic fight,” Harbaugh said. “I think football is that sport that combines athleticism, that struggle, that boxing mentality, if you will.

When I was a kid, boxing was just a lot more popular. So, sometimes you get boxing analogies from me. So, I think that’s going to be a heavyweight fight.”

You may also remember Harbaugh and Lions head coach Jim Schwartz infamous near-fight at the conclusion of the 49ers win in that game.

Harbaugh clearly has changed the attitude of this team from a bunch of losers who got picked on to a group of men who believe they can beat anyone on the field and off of it.

They aren’t afraid of anyone and clearly won’t back down from any challenge, even if it’s something illegal like fighting during a game.

This speaks volumes to what Harbaugh has done for the culture in San Francisco and it’s a large reason why the team is well on their way to a 7-1 record and could potentially make a deep playoff run this season.

It’s nice to see a team not take crap from anyone and stand up for themselves and never back down from a challenge.