"We've got to get better on offense," Shanahan said. "We still have pieces of the puzzle to put together. Everybody looks at the quarterback and says 'that's the guy.' But you can't make these mistakes we made and expect to win."
The 49ers had a strong local flavor to them and most played well. Tight end Vernon Davis (Dunbar High School, University of Maryland) caught four passes for 41 yards. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks (Hylton High, Fairfax, VA, University of Virginia) had two tackles and a sack. Linebacker NaVorro Bowman (Suitland High School) had seven tackles.
The Redskins (3-5) will travel to Miami, FL to face the Miami Dolphins (1-7). The Dolphins won their first game of the year by dominating the Kansas City Chiefs, 31-3 last Sunday. Quarterback Matt Moore threw three touchdown passes and Reggie Bush ran for 92 yards and a touchdown.
Ironically, Vernon Davis's younger brother Vontae (Dunbar High, University of Illinois) is a cornerback with the Dolphins, although he did not play last week because of an off-the-field incident.