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NFL Week 16 Game Recap: San Francisco 49ers 37, Washington Commanders 20

Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) reacts during the second quarter against the Washington Commanders at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers continue to be the hottest team in football, pulling off a 37-20 victory over the Washington Commanders.

The 49ers move to 11-4 on the season and have now won eight straight. Meanwhile, the Commanders fall to 7-7 and are in the thick of the NFC wild-card picture.

Offensive spotlight: George Kittle has been absolutely dominant recently. The sixth-year tight end’s 94.4 grade over the last two weeks currently leads all players. Against the Commanders, Kittle caught six of his eight targets for 120 yards and two touchdowns — his second-straight game with multiple touchdowns.

Defensive spotlight: Nick Bosa continues to further his case for Defensive Player of the Year. Against the Commanders, the fourth-year edge defender generated nine pressures from 26 pass-rushing snaps, with a couple of sacks and a forced fumble as well. Bosa had a 33.3% pass-rush win rate on the day, per PFF”s initial review.

Rookie spotlight: Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson put together one of the best performances of his rookie season so far. The first-rounder from Penn State has a 90 grade on first review, which would be a career-high. Dotson caught six of his nine targets for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Offensive line spotlight: The 49ers offensive line did an excellent job at protecting Brock Purdy, only allowing a 15.4% pressure rate. Offensive tackle Trent Williams continues to look like one of the best players in the league regardless of position. He had a clean sheet on 26 pass-blocking snaps.

Box Score

Passing
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Taylor Heinicke 12.24 13 / 18 166 9.2 2 1
Carson Wentz 8.92 16-Dec 123 7.7 1 0
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Brock Purdy 16.96 15 / 22 234 10.6 2 1
Rushing
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Curtis Samuel 16.4 1 2 2 0 2
Taylor Heinicke 12.24 2 -4 -2 0 0
Jonathan Williams 6.1 3 13 4.3 0 9
Brian Robinson Jr. 5.8 22 58 2.6 0 10
Antonio Gibson 5.1 5 10 2 0 5
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Brock Purdy 16.96 1 6 6 0 6
Christian McCaffrey 13.8 15 46 3.1 1 9
Ray-Ray McCloud III 13.1 1 71 71 1 71
Tyrion Davis-Price 3 9 30 3.3 0 7
Receiving
Washington Commanders
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
Jahan Dotson 19.6 9 6 76 12.7 1
Terry McLaurin 17.7 5 4 77 19.2 1
Curtis Samuel 16.4 5 5 52 10.4 1
Logan Thomas 9.5 8 6 35 5.8 0
Jonathan Williams 6.1 3 2 28 14 0
Brian Robinson Jr. 5.8 1 0 0 0 0
Antonio Gibson 5.1 3 2 21 10.5 0
San Francisco 49ers
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
George Kittle 33 8 6 120 20 2
Christian McCaffrey 13.8 2 2 12 6 0
Ray-Ray McCloud III 13.1 1 0 0 0 0
Brandon Aiyuk 13.1 7 5 81 16.2 0
Jauan Jennings 4.1 3 2 21 10.5 0

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