By the numbers: 49ers beat Washington

It wasn't pretty, but the 49ers' win over Washington kept them afloat in the race for the playoffs. We take a look at some key numbers from Sunday's 17-13 victory.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The 49ers won three straight and moved to 7-4 after Sunday's 17-13 win over Washington, but remain a game out of the Wild Card hunt.

With their 19-3 win over the Cardinals Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks (7-4) moved into the last Wild Card spot after the Detroit Lions (7-4) took a 34-9 beating in New England.

The Seahawks own the tie breaker over San Francisco thanks to their better divisional and in-conference records. But the 49ers would jump Seattle with a win Thursday night at Levi's Staidum.

The offense continued to sputter for San Francisco, but this time it was the running game that was unable to get going, averaging less than three yards per carry. Here are some key numbers from Sunday's game:


With his two sacks Sunday, Aldon Smith has 44 in 44 games since getting drafted in the first round of 2011. Robert Griffin was sacked five times Sunday, leading to...


Washington's net passing yards after their five sacks allowed. Griffin threw for 106 yards, his lowest output of the season for a game he completed, taking 29 yards away for those sacks. It was the 49ers' best total since the last time they played Washington in November of last season (76).


Washington running back Alfred Morris accounted for 61 percent of Washington's 213-yard output. It was also the first time coach Jay Gruden's team was held to less than 300 yards of total offense all season.


Vernon Davis notched 21 receiving yards Sunday, meaning he's had less than 50 yards in all nine of his games this year. Last year, he had eight 50-plus yard games. Davis hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1, and came up short of first downs on two second-half third-down catches by failing to run his routes past the marker.


Sunday's run-pass ratio. San Francisco moved to 6-0 when they run as often or more than pass. They are 1-4 when they dial up more passes than runs.


Frank Gore had just 13 carries for for 36 yards. Sunday marked the first time the 49ers won this year when he had less than 15 carries.


Turnovers. Sunday was the first time the 49ers lost the turnover battle and still managed to win in 2014. Gore and Carlos Hyde each fumbled and Colin Kaepernick added an interception. San Francisco has won the turnover battle in six of their 11 games, losing just twice (Week 2, Chicago and Week 7, Denver).


The number of drives that started inside the 49ers' 10-yard line in the first three quarters. San Francisco only got into the red zone once Sunday on their game winning drive in the fourth quarter. Their poor field position throughout the day had a lot to do with that.


Washington's third-down conversion rate. The 49ers defense came into the game ranked 26th in the league allowing third-down conversions at a 44.72 percent clip. Over their last two weeks, they've allowed 8 of 28 conversions (29 percent).


The 49ers went undefeated against the NFC East in 2014, winning all four of their games against Dallas, Philadelphia, New York and now Washington.


Anquan Boldin's career receiving yards. He moved ahead of Derrick Mason, Hines Ward and Charlie Joiner on the all-time list Sunday with his 137-yard performance. It was his first 100-yard game of the season.


Rookie linebacker Aaron Lynch's sack total tying him with Minnesota's Anthony Barr for second among rookies. Had Lynch's third-quarter sack not been nullified by a roughing the passer flag, he would be tied with Rams' lineman Aaron Donald with five to lead all rookies.


Chris Borland's eight tackles led the 49ers for the fourth straight week. He has 57 combined tackles on the season to lead the team despite starting in just five of the 11 games.

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