WASHINGTON DC (WTVB) - 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 in Washington’s Robert Griffin III. 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. It was just the third time this year Kaepernick has gone over 200 yards passing. 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.
The Lions are getting ready for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day showdown against the Green Bay Packers. Despite losses to Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay in the last two weeks, Detroit remains tied with Chicago for first place in the NFC North. The Packers are 5-5-1 and could take top spot in the division with a win Thursday. During a press conference yesterday, Green Bay head coach Mike McCarthy said the chances of quarterback Aaron Rodgers playing against Detroit are "slim to none," but he did not say who will get the start.