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Beating Washington: Five Keys

The San Francisco 49ers head to the nation's capital to play a struggling Washington team Monday night who must win out to remain in the race for a second-straight division title. Inside we break down five points of emphasis that will help the 49ers toward their seventh win of 2013.

With a surprising 40-11 win over Indianapolis Sunday, the Arizona Cardinals are putting more heat on the San Francisco 49ers than anyone would have expected coming into the season. The win momentarily jumped them ahead of San Francisco for the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoff picture, although the 49ers would regain it with a win Monday night in Washington. It's been a season littered with parity in... Recommended Stories