Washington Redskins running back Wendell Smallwood is tackled by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward during the 49ers' 9-0 win at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Oct. 20. (Photo by Yusuf Abdullah)
Washington Redskins running back Wendell Smallwood is tackled by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward during the 49ers' 9-0 win at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Oct. 20. (Photo by Yusuf Abdullah)

The Washington Redskins’ offense bogged down in soggy conditions Sunday, enabling the undefeated San Francisco 49ers to do just enough to win at rainy FedEx Field, 9-0.

The 49ers weren’t exactly world-beaters on offense, either, managing just 283 total yards and three Robbie Gould field goals, all shorter than 30 yards. But Washington was even worse, accumulating just 154 yards of offense. Redskins quarterback Case Keenum completed nine of 12 passes for just 77 yards.

Washington’s running attack had a decent day overall, with Adrian Peterson carrying 20 times for 81 yards. However, Peterson had a crucial fumble late in the third period. San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was 12 of 21 for 121 yards and one interception.

Despite the loss, Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan said he saw some positives.

“I was proud our guys competed against one of the better offenses and defenses in the league,” Callahan said. “Unfortunately, we came out on the short side of the stick but overall, I see some improvement out there. There are some things we have to fix.”

It’ll be a short week for Washington (1-6), as they head to Minnesota to play the Vikings (5-2) and former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins on Thursday.

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