Things from the 49ers' injuries are not shown on the scoreboard. They are 6-0 overall, 4-0 without left tackle Joe Staley and 2-0 without right tackle Mike McGlinchey and fullback Kyle Yushchik. Their number has suffered a lot in both games without the three.
Weather plays a role on Sunday in Washington. The field was a disaster. It was windy and it was raining and the conditions did not contribute to high-performance offensive football.
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San Francisco has been trying hard all year to play. They entered Washington and rushed for 1
The 49ers averaged 200 yards per game, going into Week 6. In weeks 6 and 7, I run the ball 80 times for 236 yards. That's less than 3.0 yards per carry for a team that post 4.4 yards per carry over the season.
Sunday's showing was better than their exit against Aries, but the loss before and the loss of Juszczyk greatly influenced the 49ers' offense. The inability to mix formations and personnel using a Swiss Army knife such as Yushchik hinders the 49ers offensive in all aspects, not just the running game.
The 49ers are still tops in the NFL's top division
They went 0-for-4 in the red zone in Washington on top of completing just 3 of 10 passes for 10 yards in the first half. Jimmy Garropolo finished 12 of 21 with 151 yards and an interception. His numbers after the loss of Yushchik and McGlinchy are also not good. He is 36-of-54 for 394 yards, without sensors and two interceptions. 72.6 passer rating is unlikely to make it come in playoff time.
The bright silver lining in all of this is the fact that the 49ers continue to make money and they will start to get better as the schedule becomes difficult. Seven of their last 10 games are against teams over .500. They have two more against the 3-3-1 Arizona Cardinals, including a road game in the desert Thursday night.
Having a healthy list down will be more important in December than in October. All the 49ers had to do in the absence of Staley, McGlinchey and Juszczyk were tread. They did well through two games and positioned themselves as key players in the playoffs at the end of the year.