SAN FRANCISCO — Another slew of penalties. Another sketchy performance by the offense. The Washington Redskins still have plenty of problems — and against the woeful 49ers, none of them mattered.

Patrick Ramsey passed for 214 yards and a touchdown, and linebacker Antonio Pierce returned one of Washington’s four interceptions 78 yards for a score in a 26-16 victory over San Francisco on Saturday.

Clinton Portis rushed for 110 yards, Rod Gardner caught six passes for 111 yards and newcomer Jeff Chandler kicked four field goals — and still, the Redskins (5-9) made many of the same mistakes that have plagued them in the first season of coach Joe Gibbs’ comeback.

The offense scored its only touchdown on its opening drive, and Washington committed 11 penalties for 93 yards to stay on pace to break the franchise record.

Washington 7 16 3 0 — 26

San Francisco 7 2 0 7 — 16

Was—Royal 12 pass from Ramsey (Chandler kick)

SF—Lloyd 17 pass from Dorsey (Peterson kick)

Was—FG Chandler 49

Was—FG Chandler 25

Was—FG Chandler 20

SF—Safety, Tupa kicked blocked punt out of end zone

Was—Pierce 78 interception return (Chandler kick)

Was—FG Chandler 26

SF—Conway 11 pass from Dorsey (Peterson kick)

A—65,710

Washington San Francisco

First downs 17 15

Total Net Yards 337 254

Rushes-yards 40-128 18-55

Passing 209 199

Punt Returns 3-8 1-13

Kickoff Returns 2-42 8-165

Interceptions Ret. 4-147 0-0

Comp-Att-Int 18-27-0 20-38-4

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5 1-7

Punts 5-36.8 7-38.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0

Penalties-Yards 10-78 4-35

Time of Possession 36:59 23:01

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING—Washington, Portis 35-110, Gardner 1-11, Betts 3-8, Ramsey 1-(minus 1). San Francisco, Hicks 11-37, Barlow 6-18, Dorsey 1-0.

PASSING—Washington, Ramsey 18-27-0-214. San Francisco, Dorsey 20-38-4-206.

RECEIVING—Washington, Gardner 6-111, Coles 4-39, Cooley 3-21, Portis 3-20, Royal 1-12, Betts 1-11. San Francisco, E.Johnson 8-73, Lloyd 4-51, Wilson 3-40, Conway 3-24, Hicks 2-18.

MISSED FIELD GOALS—None

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