The Washington Redskins were able to improve to 3-2 on Sunday with a 26-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers. It was a sloppy game that the heavily favored Redskins allowed the 49ers back into after opening the game 17-0 in front of a home crowd at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins was 25-37 for 330 yards while tossing two touchdowns and running for another. Cousins did throw an interception in the second quarter. The games key turnover came on a fumble by Redskins tight end Vernon Davis that most who viewed the play believe was a bad call by the officials.

With the Redskins two-point victory the 49ers become the first team in NFL history to lose five straight games by less than three points. The 49ers are still in search of their first win of the Kyle Shanahan era.

Jay Gruden talks injuries at his press conference

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden spoke about the team's current injury issues after the game. The conversation centered on cornerback Bashaud Breeland (knee) and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen (foot), both of whom will need to undergo MRI's on Monday to determine the severity of their injuries.

“Jonathan Allen has a foot sprain. We’re getting an MRI on it tomorrow. Bashaud Breeland has a knee/MCL issue. We’ll get an MRI tomorrow. Could be a sprain, could be whatever.

We’ll get an MRI on it tomorrow. Montae Nicholson has a shoulder injury. Stefan McClure has a knee sprain, and Fabian Moreau had hamstring tightness at the end of the game. That’s it.”

Allen was seen by Redskins beat reporters with a boot cast on his foot after the game. The rookie defensive lineman has been a major part of the improved Redskins defense and front four.

Joining Allen on the MRI list for Monday will be stand-out cornerback Bashaud Breeland who injured his knee. Gruden emphasized they thought Breeland had some sort of issue with his MCL, whether it's a sprain or tear won't be known until Monday afternoon.

The Redskins are already shorthanded with cornerback Josh Norman missing this weeks game, the first game he's missed since becoming a Washington Redskins player.

Moving forward

The Redskins will likely have the result of both MRI's by Monday afternoon as the team shifts its focus to the 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Hopefully, both players won't have to miss any time away from the starting lineup as Washington will need all available hands on deck for the divisional showdown with the hated Eagles.

The Redskins may get word on the status of injured cornerback Josh Norman as early as this week according to sources.

Tackle Ty Nsekhe (core muscle), runningback Rob Kelley (ankle) and cornerback Deshazor Everett (hamstring) all joined Norman on the inactive list Sunday...the team hopes to get encouraging news on all of them this week.