The San Francisco 49ers will look to continue their undefeated streak through Week 7, as they prepare to square off against the one-win Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland this Sunday.

Prior to the contest, NFL Network's Mike Silver showcased a video feature, which touted the 5-0 Niners -- the only remaining undefeated team in the NFC -- paying close attention to just how dominant San Francisco's defense has been over the course of the year so far:

Silver compared two different goal-line stands. The first, being the legendary stand against the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI, which was an integral part of the 49ers' 26-21 victory and first championship. Then, Silver looked at the third- and fourth-down goal-line stands last week against the Los Angeles Rams, which turned momentum almost entirely in favor of San Francisco. The Niners would go on to win that game 20-7.

The league's only other undefeated team entering Week 7 is the 6-0 New England Patriots, who visit the New York Jets this week. And according to Silver, the path is open for a 49ers and Patriots Super Bowl this February.

"Could the defensive-driven Niners, with quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo directing a balanced offense, be the last NFC team standing?" Silver said. "Could they be on a collision course with the league's other remaining undefeated team, led by the living legend, for whom Garoppolo once served as an understudy -- a six-time champ, who grew up in the shadow of Candlestick Park, bleeding scarlet and gold?

"A Super Bowl showdown with Tom Brady? That's one goal that suffocating Niners defense will try to track down."

To get there, the 49ers and their defense will have to take care of business against Washington first.
  • Peter Panacy
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