The San Francisco 49ers cannot stop losing in heart-breaking finishes. Here we look at the takeways from another slender defeat in Week 6.
The San Francisco 49ers earned an unwanted place of NFL record books on Sunday as they suffered another close loss, this time at the hands of the Washington Redskins.
San Francisco became the first team in NFL history to lose five successive games by three points or less as Washington held off a 49ers rally to claim a 26-24 victory, though it came in contentious circumstances with the aid of a dubious offensive pass interference penalty on the final drive.
It was a game that saw Brian Hoyer benched and C.J. Beathard replace him as the starting quarterback. As San Francisco moves forward with the rookie third-round pick under center, we look at the three takeaways from another heart-breaker.