Nondescript comes to mind. Others might call it bland. Boring? Perhaps to some. But in the end, it was a win, a rather easy win at that that should have been easier.
The San Francisco 49ers came away with a 19-11 victory over the Redskins on Sunday, and the diehard Washington fan might try to say that a successful onsides kick might have been the last spark needed to complete a very unlikely rally.
Hardly. This was a Redskins team limited in terms of personnel (Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, Tim Hightower all out), and thus, there just wasn’t enough dynamite in Washington’s dynamics. With seven minutes left in the game, the Niners had a 19-3 lead, and they appeared to have the ball less than 15 yards from their goal.
Which is to say the Niners should have won easy. There just wasn’t enough good plays in succession to get more than one TD. There was, however, plenty of decent defense to limit a very limited Washington offense to 11 points.
Looking ahead to the second half of the 2011 season, here are five things we learned in the 49ers’ 19-11 win over the Redskins.