Washington had six drives in the second half; none of them went longer than nine yards. Griffin rarely tried to throw the ball down the field. He took a number of big shots and wasn't a factor as a runner. He had his lowest passing yardage (127) of the season. His team didn't score a touchdown for the first time in his football life, dating back to his days at Baylor. The further away Griffin gets from ACL surgery, the more lost he looks.
Griffin, unlike Kaepernick, doesn't have an outstanding defense to lean on during tough times. RGIII also doesn't make the handful of beautiful throws to the outside that Kaepernick pulls off even during down weeks. And this was no down week.
The 49ers are 7-4, and they still can get so much better. Ahmad Brooks and Aldon Smith both had two sacks for an improving pass rush. Coach Jim Harbaugh announced after the game that wide receiver Michael Crabtree is expected to play next week. Defensive starters Tarrell Browns and Ray McDonald are expected back from injury.