The Washington Times - November 25, 2013, 03:46PM

The Washington Redskins will look to snap a two-game losing streak under the lights of a “Monday Night Football” telecast when they host the San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field.

At 3-7, the Redskins will need to win almost all of their remaining games to have a chance at returning to the playoffs and claiming a second consecutive NFC East crown. The 49ers, the defending NFC champions, are in a similar situation in that they are three games back of the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks and, with a victory, would be tied in the standings with the Arizona Cardinals.

San Francisco has proven to be anything but the juggernaut it was a year ago, especially on the heels of quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has piloted a passing offense that ranks last in the league at 168 yards per game. The 49ers have missed wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham for large chunks of the season, and tight end Vernon Davis, despite having a team-high eight touchdown catches, has also struggled to get involved in the passing game.

The Redskins choked away a 13-point lead on the Minnesota Vikings in a road loss on Nov. 8 and then struggled to keep up with the Philadelphia Eagles for the better part of the first three quarters a week ago. They lost, 24-16, when quarterback Robert Griffin III threw an interception in the end zone.

Some other notes…  


Site: FedEx Field, Landover, Md. (85,000)

Kickoff: 8:25 p.m.

Records: Redskins 3-7, 49ers 6-4

Television: ESPN (Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters)

Radio: ESPN 980-AM (Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen, Chris Cooley, Doc Walker)

Weather: 30 degrees, partly cloudy

Lines: 49ers by 6, over/under 47 per Bovada

Projected Starters

Redskins Offense: QB Robert Griffin III, RB Alfred Morris, WR Pierre Garcon, WR Joshua Morgan, TE Fred Davis, FB Darrel Young, LT Trent Williams, LG Kory Lichtensteiger, C Will Montgomery, RG Chris Chester, RT Tyler Polumbus

Redskins Defense: DE Jarvis Jenkins, NT Barry Cofield, DE Stephen Bowen, OLB Ryan Kerrigan, ILB London Fletcher, ILB Perry Riley, OLB Brian Orakpo, CB DeAngelo Hall, CB Josh Wilson, SS Reed Doughty, FS Brandon Meriweather

49ers Offense: QB Colin Kaepernick, RB Frank Gore, WR Anquan Boldin, WR Mario Manningham, TE Vernon Davis, FB Bruce Miller, LT Joe Staley, LG Joe Looney, C Jonathan Goodwin, RG Alex Boone, RT Anthony Davis

49ers Defense: DE Ray McDonald, DT Glenn Dorsey, DE Justin Smith, OLB Ahmad Brooks, ILB NaVorro Bowman, ILB Patrick Willis, OLB Dan Skuta, CB Carlos Rogers, CB Tarell Brown, SS Donte Whitner, FS Eric Reid

Injury Report

Redskins: Probable – CB E.J. Biggers (sprained right knee), CB Josh Wilson (unspecified toe injury); Questionable – DE Stephen Bowen (torn PCL in right knee), FB Darrel Young (strained hamstring), FS Jose Gumbs (sprained left ankle); Out – TE Jordan Reed (concussion).

49ers: Probable – QB Colin Kaepernick (back), RB Frank Gore (ankle), DT Quinton Dial (ankle), OLB Dan Skuta (foot), DT Justin Smith (shoulder); Questionable – WR Mario Manningham (soreness in surgically repaired left knee), DT Ray McDonald (ankle), TE Garrett Celek (hamstring); Out – LG Mike Iupati (sprained MCL in left knee), WR Quinton Patton (foot).


All-time: 49ers lead regular-season series, 15-9-1

Last meeting: Nov. 6, 2011 (Week 9) – 49ers 19, Redskins 11

Offensive ranks: Total – Redskins fifth, 49ers 29th; Passing – Redskins 10th, 49ers 32nd; Rushing – Redskins first, 49ers fifth.

Defensive ranks: Total – 49ers ninth, Redskins 29th; Passing – 49ers eighth, Redskins 26th; Rushing – 49ers 23th, Redskins 18th.
Notable connections: Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan was the 49ers’ offensive coordinator from 1992 through 1994; Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan played for the 49ers from 2008 through 2011; 49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers played for the Redskins from 2005 through 2010; 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is from Washington; 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman is from Forestville, Md.; 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks is from Fairfax, Va.; Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson and right guard Chris Chester and 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin played for the Baltimore Ravens in 2010; Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, 49ers quarterback Colt McCoy and cornerback Tarell Brown played at Texas in 2006.