Robbie Gould made field goals from 28, 22 and 29 yards to provide the only points in an ugly 9-0 win by the San Francisco 49ers over the Washington Redskins in steady rain and driving wind Sunday to remain undefeated.
It wasn't pretty, but San Francisco is 6-0 for the third time in franchise history, and first since 1990. That 49ers team finished 14-2.
Coach Kyle Shanahan's bunch didn't look like an unbeaten powerhouse in horrific conditions that made life difficult on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and the entire offense. Garoppolo bounced back from a dreadful first half to finish a passable 12 of 21 for 151 yards passing.
San Francisco's defense continued its dominant run after holding the Los Angeles Rams to seven points last week and the Cleveland Browns to three before that. It's the Niners' first shutout since Week 1 of the 2016 season.
The weather seemed a perfect fit for interim Redskins coach Bill Callahan's run-first, run-second and run-third mentality. Washington (1-6) started the game with 10 rushing plays and Adrian Peterson ran for 81 yards on 20 carries, but they were shut out for the first time this season.
Elsewhere, Aaron Rodgers had his best game of the season, tossing five touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers pounded the Oakland Raiders 42-24. Rodgers completed 25 of 31 passes to eight different targets and finished with the first perfect passer rating of his career. The Packers improved to 6-1
Teddy Bridgewater threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns to lead the New Orleans Saints past the Chicago Bears 36-25. Bridgewater completed 23 of 38 passes, Michael Thomas had nine receptions for 131 yards, and Latavius Murray ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns as the Saints won their fifth straight without injured star quarterback Drew Brees.
The Buffalo Bills handed the Miami Dolphins yet another defeat. The Bills prevailed 31-21 to improve to 5-1 and keep pace with perfect New England Patriots who play on Monday. The Dolphins remain bottom having dropped six straight games to start the season. (AFP)