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Redskins-49ers Predictions

Here’s our staff’s completely scientific predictions for tonight. Make yours in the comments. Whoever is closest to the actual outcome wins a guest post on this here weblog.

Chris Mottram: Redskins, 28-17

Washington wins because they’re good at playing well in meaningless situations. RGIII uses “I” and “me” throughout the post-game press conference; is chastised by the media for taking all the credit for the victory; SportsCenter declares him a bad leader; Internet commenters everywhere wonder if RGMe is a clown, a fraud, or both.

Meanwhile, Nick Sundberg sits in a dimly lit study somewhere in Ashburn, Virginia. He adjusts his deerstalker hat, takes a puff from his pipe and combs through public records, looking for any confirmation of his suspicions that I’m a “dbag troll”. In the wee hours of the next morning, he’s arrested after spending the night stalking the home of my 11th-grade chemistry lab partner. Neighbors report hearing the screams of “AND WHO ARE YOU! … AND WHO ARE YOU!” while Sundberg is hauled away.

Andy Peden: 49ers, 23-13

Nick Sundberg Some random guy who is Sundberg’s replacement has a bad snap, but it’s not why we lose; we just suck.

Jack Kogod: 49ers, 24-17

Redskins lose on a Carlos Rogers pick-six.

Matt Terl: Redskins, 41-13

Because narrative.

JP Finlay: 49ers, 20-16

I really want to go against public opinion, but I think we’re past that. Skins keep it close because Niners can’t score, but it’s not enough .

Todd Davis: Redskins, 31-23

This is setup like last year’s Dallas game. T’giving week, everyone has given up, there’s infighting and Red Lobster controversy. So of course they’ll now decide to show up.

Also, just looking at these two teams, it’s pretty stunning how quickly NFL defenses have crapped on the read-option parade.

Jamie Mottram: 49ers, 24-20

I’m officially checked out for the season.

Composite prediction: Redskins, 24-21

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.



  1. J Lord

    November 22, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    49ers 31-20

  2. drewtabaga

    November 22, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    None of you picked the 49ers to score over 28 points? I’m thinking 100 yards for both Gore and Kaepernick.

    38-20 Santa Clara

  3. Billy

    November 22, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Skins 31-17.

  4. RL

    November 22, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Either a win or an embarrassing loss, it all depends on the first quarter, if the Skins’ get off to another slow start like last week youre going to see a complete unraveling. The coup de grace will be the obligatory RG3 injury on a meaningless read option play in the third quarter. Why a read option play you ask? So we can hear blowhards like Czaban wax on about how smart they are for 9 months. Unrelated note, I’m glad to live in a red state, where firearms are easily and readily available.

  5. drewtabaga

    November 22, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    Check that- 24 points. Our defense blows, boys.

  6. filthylaugh

    November 22, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    SF 21
    DC – 20

    Against all odds, it will be an entertaining game that I will not watch because I am a nerd and have chosen to go see Dr. Who in 3D at the cinema that night as opposed to watching another DC team poop the bed on national TV.

  7. Paging Dr. Andrews

    November 22, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Skins 24 9ers 17

  8. burgertime

    November 22, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    SF 31
    DC 9

    Just can’t pick them for the rest of the year. I’m that broken.

    And LOVE the Sunderberg predicion. Hope that comes true.

  9. mikeyvanili

    November 22, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    49ers: 49
    Skins: Meh

    Blah blah go caps bla bluh.

  10. Alex Reed

    November 22, 2013 at 6:52 PM

    49ers 55,
    Redskins 3.

    Shanahan fired following game. Fuck all of us.

  11. deepvalue

    November 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Bad news: the 49ers are rightfully angry and looking to hurt someone.

    Medium news: we picked up some injuries, we are not very good, we have dissension in the ranks about game strategy, and it is not clear if our qb is or is not a solipsistic douche bag.

    Good news: miracles do happen.

    Prediction – no one cares.

  12. Phil R.

    November 23, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Victims of American Manifest Destiny: 3
    Beneficiaries of American Manifest Destiny: 42

  13. Mike Bradley

    November 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    last time the 49ers played in DC on MNF, they won 45-10.

    49ers: 45
    Skins: 10

    goodbye Shananigans, hello Bill Cowher (please)

  14. Donk Donkerson

    November 24, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Really expensive city to live in – 20
    Really expensive city to live in – 21

  15. Jake

    November 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM

    31-3 49ers. 49ers score on defense and special teams, Jason Reid begs his editors to take down Shanny extension column.

  16. Robear262

    November 24, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Skins 31 Niners 24

    Special teams give up at least one TD

    RGIII scores first rushing td of season

  17. WFY

    November 25, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    To me, this seems like the kind of game the Skins inexplicably win, just to make things crazier.

    San Francisco 20

  18. MJP

    November 25, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    My prediction: PAIN

    In other words, 49ers 31 Redskins 17

  19. dingoVB

    November 25, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Everybody looks frozen out there. And we get a tie on MNF!

    Skins 17
    Niners 17

  20. Bashington

    November 25, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    30-27 Burgundy & Gold. Why? No idea. We stink on national television in recent years. However, sometimes dissension leading to national news can occasionally result in us v. them mentality. Might as well start this week.

  21. ThisGuy

    November 25, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    49ers 37
    ‘skins 25

    over by halftime

  22. Michael Westbrook

    November 25, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    SF 41
    DC 17

  23. Me

    November 25, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    37-28 Skins

  24. Chris Williams

    November 25, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    38-21 San Fran.

    The usual. Over by halftime, garbage time yards and points. Maybe an injury. Further local sports talk implosion. More lulz for the rest of the league.

    This is Washington. Sadness.

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