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