Frank Gore ran for 107 yards, and the NFL's stingiest scoring defense forced three turnovers Sunday and the San Francisco 49ers ran their winning streak to six games with a 19-11 win over the Washington Redskins.
The 49ers improved to 7-1 and have their longest winning streak since 1997. They are also 4-0 on the road for the first time since 1992 and hold a commanding lead in the NFC West.
Alex Smith completed 17 of 24 passes for 197 yards. He hit rookie fullback Bruce Miller late in the first half for the seventh-round draft pick's first career touchdown. David Akers
kicked four field goals.
The Redskins lost their fourth straight to drop to 3-5. They ended a drought of seven quarters without a touchdown when they scored with 1:10 to play.