LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 6: Running back Bruce Miller #49 of the San Francisco 49ers catches a pass for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on November 6, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Roy Helu Fantasy Recap: Redskins RB Sets Franchise Reception Record

The Washington Redskins made a surprising decision Sunday as they announced rookie running back Roy Helu would be starting against the strong 49ers defense. Helu got off to a solid start rushing but slowed down late. The real story of the day for Helu, however, was the fact that he broke Art Monk's franchise receptions record as he hauled in 14 receptions for 105 yards on the day.

Helu made some sizable gains, but he was also the beneficiary of the Redskins checking down quite frequently against the 49ers. John Beck struggled to get much of anything going and Roy Helu benefited in the stats sheet. The Redskins crowd grew tired of the checkdowns and began booing in the second half. Helu finished the day with 146 total yards.

The question now is what will happen with the Redskins running back situation. Ryan Torain was essentially benched in the game and Mike Shanahan said after the game that Torain would only play when Helu gets tired. That would seem to indicate Helu has the starting job, but in the world of Mike Shanahan things are never that clear. For now Helu is the man, but don't be surprised to see changes come out of the blue.

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NFL Scores Week 9, 49ers Vs. Redskins: San Francisco Wins Snoozer, 19-11, As Redskins Set Team Record

San Francisco cruised to its seventh win of 2011, but not without allowing the Redskins to set a record in dubious fashion.


Roy Helu, Backup Running Back, Is The Best Receiver In Redskins Franchise History

Can you guess who holds the Redskins franchise record for most receptions in a single game? OK, you're smart so you know from the headline that it's now Roy Helu, who caught 14 passes against the 49ers on Sunday.

Surely, Redskins traditionalists won't mind this at all ...

So Roy Helu has 14 catches, breaking Art Monk's franchise record for most in a game. Boz in press box: "That's a crime." Indeed.
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ANIMATED: We Call This Sandwich The Alex Smith

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith rolled out of the pocket to extend a third-down play in the first quarter against the Redskins. That was a bad choice.


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Fred Davis Injury Update: Redskins TE Will Play Against 49ers

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis will start despite being listed as questionable on the injury report, according to's Jason La Confora.

Davis injured his ankle last week in the Redskins' loss to the Buffalo Bills and was seen in a walking boot as late as Monday. Davis was limited in practice Friday, but looks to be good to go against the San Francisco 49ers at FedEx Field.

The Redskins need all the help they can get as injuries have plagued the team in recent weeks. Davis' tight end counterpart, Chris Cooley, is our for the season as is running back Tim Hightower. Wide receiver Santana Moss is also out for at least another month.

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Braylon Edwards Probable, Expected To Play On Sunday

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Braylon Edwards practiced all week and is listed as "Probable" for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.

Edwards missed a month after undergoing minor surgery, returning to catch four passes for 42 yards in the 49ers' 20-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Signed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract as a free agent in August, Edwards has eight receptions for 90 yards in three games this season, with Sunday's production being his highest as a member of the 49ers.

Though Edwards came off the bench against the Browns, the team that selected him in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, he is expected to return to his starting role opposite Michael Crabtree in the near future. Combined, Crabtree and Edwards were targeted 16 times by quarterback Alex Smith on Sunday, catching nine passes for 96 yards and a touchdown (by Crabtree).

For more on the 49ers, visit Niner Nation.


Michael Crabtree Listed As Probable; Expected To Play With Foot Injury

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is listed as "Probable" and is expected to start on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

Crabtree, who has battled foot injuries dating back to his final season at Texas Tech, was a limited participant during all of this week's practices. Crabtree is likely to be limited in practice and on the team's injury report throughout the season with the foot injury.

The 10th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft has 25 receptions for 263 yards and one touchdown this season, during which he's beginning to shed the diva label, earning praise from first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh for buying into the team concept.

"He just keeps getting better and more comfortable, and his abilities are shining through," Harbaugh said via Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. "And he's the consummate team type of guy the way he's blocked."

For more on the 49ers, check out Niners Nation.


49ers Vs. Redskins: TV Schedule, Game Time Announcers And More

The San Francisco 49ers look to keep their winning streak alive as they head to the east coast to take on the bumbling Washington Redskins.


NFL Picks And Predictions Week 9: 49ers Vs. Redskins

The 49ers travel to D.C to take on the Redskins in a matchup of teams going two different directions, but NFL experts disagree on who will come out on top.


NFL Odds And Lines Week 9: 49ers Vs. Redskins

The San Francisco 49ers are small favorites again the Washington Redskins according to the Week 9 NFL odds. Will Alex Smith and Frank Gore make Vegas regret that?

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