4:15 PM ET, December 28, 2008
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
SAN FRANCISCO -- Coach Mike Singletary didn't have to beat the Washington Redskins to lose his interim tag with the San Francisco 49ers. He would have kept his job even if Joe Nedney's game-ending field goal hadn't sneaked between the uprights.Yet Singletary just wouldn't have felt as much pride in his shiny new title without the 27-24 victory Sunday, which capped the 49ers' remarkable late-season surge: five wins in seven games with a new quarterback and a novel attitude.
• Joe Nedney kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired as San Francisco finished 5-4 under interim (now head) coach Mike Singletary (they were 2-5 under Mike Nolan).
• The 49ers have the best record in the NFC West since Singletary took over.
• After a 4-1 start, the Redskins lost seven of their last 11 games to finish 8-8.
-- ESPN research
Watch highlights from the San Francisco 49ers' 27-24 win over the Washington Redskins.
The 49ers wore their cherry-red-and-gold throwback uniforms. ... Niners S Michael Lewis left late in the first half with an injured left knee. ... Hill capped the Niners' opening drive with a 2-yard scoring run, flipping the ball to left guard David Baas for the celebratory spike.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||6.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||09:24||Shaun Hill 2 Yd Run (Joe Nedney Kick)||0||7|
|TD||14:20||Clinton Portis 4 Yd Run (Shaun Suisham Kick)||7||7|
|FG||11:26||Shaun Suisham 41 Yd||10||7|
|TD||00:26||Antwaan Randle El 6 Yd Pass From Jason Campbell (Shaun Suisham Kick)||17||7|
|TD||11:19||Deshaun Foster 1 Yd Run (Joe Nedney Kick)||17||14|
|TD||09:53||Jason Hill 9 Yd Pass From Shaun Hill (Joe Nedney Kick)||17||21|
|FG||05:06||Joe Nedney 33 Yd||17||24|
|TD||01:09||Jason Campbell 2 Yd Run (Shaun Suisham Kick)||24||24|
|FG||00:00||Joe Nedney 39 Yd||24||27|