The San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins face each other in tonight’s MNF game to cap week 12 after both teams have lost their previous two games. Slumping sophomore quarterbacks will be featured when we watch ESPN Monday Night Football online free streaming live 49ers vs Redskins by following the links presented below.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers (6-4) have watched their NFC West division foe Arizona Cardinals win four games in a row and take half-game lead for a wild card playoff spot. The 49ers must beat the Redskins on the road tonight just to keep pace, an unlikely scenario for this late in the season considering the 49ers are the defending NFC champions and nearly won the Super Bowl.
The 49ers lost their second straight last week against the Saints in a tight 23-20 game. It was a game dominated defensively on both sides, but more so by the Saints. Frank Gore and the 49ers rushing attack could only muster 81 yards on the ground, their lowest output of the season. Kaepernick was no better through the air with only 127 yards passing as he continues to struggle to make big plays down the field.
Kaepernick will be playing against a Redskins defense that has been susceptible to the pass and he could possibly have wide receiver Michael Crabtree back in the starting lineup for the first time this season. Right now Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis are the only two 49ers to catch a touchdown pass this season. The lack of spreading the ball around by Kaepernick will make it easy for the Redskins secondary to zero in on those two guys tonight when we watch Monday Night Football 49ers vs Redskins online free live streaming on ESPN tonight.
The last place Redskins entered the 2013 NFL season with hopes of another postseason run but instead have watched their franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III (RG3) struggle coming off his ACL injury from last year’s playoffs. Like Kaepernick, Griffin is going through a severe sophomore slump with a weak passer rating of only 83.6. For comparison’s sake, Kaepernick’s is even worse at 81.8.
Despite their passing woes this year, both quarterbacks are willing and able to take off running with the football. RG3 is currently third amongst all active quarterbacks with 345 yards on the ground, while Kaepernick is one spot back at 335 yards. The difference between the two is that Kaepernick has a trio of rushing touchdowns and RG3 has none, likely contributed to playing it safe with his reconstructed knee as he appears to have been doing for the majority of the season.
Tonight’s NFL Monday Night Football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins will kick off at a start time of 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST. You will find the game on cable TV, ESPN to be exact, so check those local listings to determine exactly what channel ESPN is on where you live so you don’t miss tonight’s MNF game.
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