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2019 Redskins Game Preview: Redskins/49ers, Week 7

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Fresh off their first win of the season, the Redskins are back in action at FedExField on Sunday, Oct. 20, for a 1 p.m. matchup with the undefeated San Francisco 49ers.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's game.

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Take a look at photos from Redskins practice on Wednesday October 16, 2019 before they take on the San Fransisco 49ers.

ALL-TIME SERIES

  • 49ers lead, 20-11, with one tie coming on Oct. 5, 1969.
  • San Francisco had won four in a row before Washington, behind 330 passing yards and two touchdown throws from former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, hung on for a 26-24 win at FedExField in 2017.

COACHING STAFF

Redskins:

  • Interim HC Bill Callahan
  • OC Kevin O'Connell
  • DC Greg Manusky
  • STC Nate Kaczor

49ers:

  • HC Kyle Shanahan
  • OC Kyle Shanahan
  • DC Robert Saleh
  • STC Richard Hightower

KEY NEW FACES

Redskins:

  • LB Jon Bostic / Montez Sweat / Cole Holcomb
  • S Landon Collins
  • OT Ereck Flowers / Donald Penn
  • QB Case Keenum / Dwayne Haskins
  • WR Terry McLaurin

49ers:

  • DE Nick Bosa / Dee Ford
  • LB Kwon Alexander / Dre Greenlaw
  • RB Tevin Coleman
  • WR Deebo Samuel
  • LT Justin Skule
  • P Mitch Wishnowsky

OTHER SIGNIFICANT CHANGES

Redskins:

  • Last weekend's win over the Miami Dolphins gave interim head coach Bill Callahan a 1-0 start in his new position. The win was his first as a head coach since Week 15 of the 2003 season when he led the Oakland Raiders to a 20-12 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Since coming back from injury in Week 4, cornerback Quinton Dunbar has been on a tear, recording three interceptions, four pass breakups and 13 total tackles.
  • In his first game as offensive play-caller, offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell helped the Redskins net 311 yards on 58 plays.

49ers:

  • Newcomers have played a big role on the 49ers defense at the start of the 2019 season. Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander, who were both acquired in March, have a combined 32 total tackles, while rookie Nick Bosa is second on the team with three sacks.
  • After missing the team's first three games, starting defensive back Jimmie Ward returned to the lineup in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. Ward has worked his way back onto the field nicely thus far, totaling nine solo tackles and two passes defended.

STORYLINES/THINGS TO WATCH

  • Kyle Shanahan returns to Washington -- Sunday will be Kyle Shanahan's second trip back to Washington as a head coach after serving as the Redskins offensive coordinator from 2010-2013. Shanahan has led the 49ers to a 5-0 start, and is looking for his first win against his former team Sunday.
  • Redskins running game -- Interim head coach Bill Callahan placed an emphasis on the ground game in the lead up to last Sunday's win over the Dolphins, and the Redskins executed that game plan. Veteran Adrian Peterson eclipse the 100-yard mark for the first time in 2019, while the team accumulated a season-high 145 rush yards.
  • Offensive line growth -- For the first time all season, the Redskins offensive line, which fielded all five starters for the first time in several weeks, did not commit any penalties. They also did not allow a sack. Week 7 provides a stiffer challenge, though, as they'll face off against one of the best defensive fronts in football.
  • Putting Pressure on Jimmy Garappolo -- The Redskins defense has registered back-to-back games with four or more sacks. With offensive line starters Joe Staley and Mike McGlinchey out due to injury, they'll have an opportunity to extend that streak. Expect defensive coordinator Greg Manusky to dial up some blitz packages early and often against the 49ers' signal caller.

INTRIGUING MATCHUPS

  • WR Terry McLaurin vs. CB Richard Sherman -- Terry McLaurin continues to impress in the early part of his rookie campaign, registering his first multi-touchdown game against the Dolphins last week. On Sunday, he will have an opportunity to line up against one of the league’s premier cornerbacks in veteran Richard Sherman.
  • 49ers running backs vs. Redskins defense -- With Tevin Coleman now healthy, the 49ers boast one of the NFL's most talented running back tandems in Coleman and Matt Breida. Look for the 49ers to ride these two against Washington, given that their rushing attack averages the second most yards in the NFL.
  • Redskins offensive line vs. 49ers defensive line -- In their last two games, the 49ers defense has allowed a combined 10 points and recorded eight sacks. The edge duo of Nick Bosa and Dee Ford, along with DeForest Buckner inside, has given opposing offensive fronts fits. In order to have success Sunday, the Redskins offensive line needs to communicate effectively and work as a cohesive unit.
  • Offensive Coordinator Kevin O’Connell vs. defensive coordinator Robert Saleh -- A matchup to watch on the sidelines Sunday will be the schematics of the Redskins new run-heavy offense against the 49ers defense. O'Connell and Saleh will play a chess match as the game progresses.

INJURY UPDATE

The injury report for Week 7 between the Redskins and the 49ers can be found, HERE.

PROJECTED WEATHER

REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS

Redskins:

  • Passing — QB Case Keenum (1,136 yards)
  • Rushing — RB Adrian Peterson (226 yards)
  • Receiving — WR Terry McLaurin (408 yards)
  • Touchdowns — QB Case Keenum (9)
  • Tackles — S Landon Collins (55, 39 solo)
  • Sacks — DE Jonathan Allen (3)
  • Interceptions — CB Quinton Dunbar (3)

49ers:

  • Passing — QB Jimmy Garappolo (1,163 yards)
  • Rushing — RB Matt Breida (376 yards)
  • Receiving — TE George Kittle (338 yards)
  • Touchdowns — QB Jimmy Garappolo (7)
  • Tackles — LB Fred Warner (31, 24 solo)
  • Sacks — DE Dee Ford (3.5)
  • Interceptions — CB Richard Sherman, CB K’Waun Williams (2)

REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATS

Redskins:

  • Total offense — 28th (286.5 YPG)
  • Scoring offense — 30th (15.0 PPG)
  • Passing offense —26th (205.0 YPG)
  • Sacks allowed — T-20th (15)
  • Running offense — 25th (81.5 YPG)
  • Third down offense — 31st (23%)
  • Red zone offense — 50.0%
  • Total defense — 25th (385.0 YPG)
  • Scoring defense — 28th (27.8 PPG)
  • Passing defense —20th (251.0 YPG)
  • Sacks — T-14th (14)
  • Running defense — 28th (134 YPG)
  • Third down defense — 31st (51%)
  • Red zone defense — 63.6%
  • Time of possession — 31st (26:39)
  • Turnover differential — T-20th (-2)

49ers:

  • Total offense — 4th (408.0 YPG)
  • Scoring offense — 3rd (29.4 PPG)
  • Passing offense — 21st (228.2 YPG)
  • Sacks allowed — T-2nd (6)
  • Running offense — 2nd (179.8 YPG)
  • Third down offense — T-9th (46%)
  • Red zone offense — 45.5%
  • Total defense — 2nd (237.4YPG)
  • Scoring defense — 2nd (12.8 PPG)
  • Passing defense — 1st (150.2 YPG)
  • Sacks — T-9th (17)
  • Running defense — 6th (87.2YPG)
  • Third down defense — 4th (30%)
  • Red zone defense — 25.0%
  • Time of possession — 2nd (35:03)
  • Turnover differential — T-10th (+2)

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