=== Kaepernick leads 49ers over Redskins ===
 
 Landover,  MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Forget about winning the NFC West, the San
 Francisco 49ers are just hoping to stay in the playoff hunt.
 
 Colin  Kaepernick shook off his woes and helped the 49ers get back on track by
 outdueling another young struggling zone-read quarterback.
 
 Kaepernick  threw two  of  his three  touchdown passes  to  Anquan Boldin  and
 eclipsed  the 200-yard passing mark for the first time in more than a month as
 the 49ers took down the Washington Redskins 27-6 on Monday night.
 
 Kaepernick  was 15-of-24  for 235 yards, and Boldin totaled 94 yards receiving
 on five receptions as the 49ers (7-4) snapped a two-game losing streak to move
 into  a tie with the Arizona Cardinals for the sixth and final playoff spot in
 the NFC.
 
 "For  the team, this was  one of those that we had to have. We came a long way
 to get it," 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said.
 
 Kaepernick  hadn't topped  the 200-yard mark since throwing for 252 yards in a
 32-20  victory over the  Cardinals on Oct. 13. It was just the third time this
 year he's gone over 200 yards passing.
 
 Kaepernick, who averaged 15.7 yards a completion, hadn't completed a pass over
 17 yards during the brief losing skid.
 
 Robert   Griffin  III   completed  17-of-27  passes  for  127  yards  with  an
 interception for Washington (3-8), which has dropped three in a row.
 
 "We  haven't  gotten dominated like that  since I've been here," Redskins head
 coach Mike Shanahan said.
 
 Kaepernick  and RG3  burst onto the scene in 2012, with Kaepernick leading the
 Niners  to a Super  Bowl appearance and Griffin winning the Rookie of the Year
 award while guiding the Redskins to a divisional crown.
 
 A  year later, though,  both have been mediocre as defenses have done a better
 job of adjusting to the read-option. Coming in, Kaepernick's passer rating was
 down 16 points from 2012, while Griffin's had dropped 18 points.
 
 The Redskins went three-and-out on seven of their 12 offensive possessions.
 
 The  49ers led  10-6 at  the  break, but  Vernon  Davis fumbled  on the  third
 offensive play from scrimmage in the second half as he was trying to fight for
 extra yardage. Barry Cofield poked the ball loose and Brandon Meriweather made
 the recovery at the SF 49.
 
 Faced  with  a 4th-and-2 four  plays later, however, San Francisco linebackers
 Patrick  Willis  and NaVarro Bowman  stuffed Roy Helu in  the hole to give the
 ball back to the 49ers.
 
 Kaepernick  hit Boldin for  a 32-yard gain on a 3rd-and-7 and then found Davis
 for  20 yards two plays later before he found Boldin, who worked the end line,
 in the back of the end zone for a 17-6 San Francisco cushion.
 
 Following  a pair  of Washington three-and-outs, LaMichael James' 40-yard punt
 return  gave San  Francisco the ball at the Redskins' 39-yard line. Kaepernick
 flipped  a 1-yard score to Davis to cap the 6-play march and make it 24-6 late
 in the third.
 
 After  the Redskins  again went  three-and-out, Phil  Dawson nailed  a 49-yard
 field goal to conclude the scoring at the 9:01 mark of the fourth.
 
 Earlier, Kaepernick's 19-yard TD pass to Boldin opened the scoring late in the
 first  and Donte  Whitner's interception  of Griffin  on Washington's  ensuing
 sequence  led  to a 29-yard Dawson  field goal for  a 10-0 spread early in the
 second.
 
 Kai  Forbath  booted through a  pair of  field goals in  the second to get the
 Redskins with four heading into the locker room.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Davis  caught four  passes for 70 yards,  while Frank Gore carried the ball 13
 times  for 31 yards  for SF ... Alfred Morris ran for 52 yards on 14 totes for
 the Redskins ... SF leads the all-time series between the clubs, 19-10-1.
 
 11/26 01:42:34 ET