A 49ers vs. Washington score: Chase Young, defense takes Washington to fourth place; Alex Smith was wounded

The Washington football team took back first place in the NFC East on Sunday with a 23-15 win over the San Francisco 49ers. It was a match completely dominated by Washington and its defense in the first three quarters, but the San Francisco attack made things interesting by scoring a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, reducing the deficit to eight. In the second half, Dwayne Haskins replaced Alex Smith in the middle after the veteran suffered a calf injury and was able to win, but rookie passer-driver Chase Young was the MVP in this match. He recorded four assemblies, a bag, forced groping, fumble recovery and a touchdown in the first half!

As for the 49ers, they struggled to find consistency on the offensive side of the ball. Nick Mullens scored 25 of 45 passes on 256 yards, a touchdown and an interception, but turned the ball twice. Raheem Mostert led the onslaught with 65 yards on 14 innings and rookie broadband Brandon Aiyuk caught 10 passes for a total of 119 yards. With that loss, he will likely eliminate San Francisco from the off-season race while Washington finds new life again.

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