Colin Kaepernick, 49ers take showdown with Robert Griffin III, Redskins

LANDOVER, Md. — Colin Kaepernick looked left, scrambled right, then found Anquan Boldin open in the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown

Quarterback and receiver raced toward each other for a celebratory chest-bump, proving to all that the San Francisco 49ers’ offense is alive and well.

“We showed people we can pass the ball,” running back Frank Gore said. “That’s big for this team.”

If Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III have become the future of football suddenly put on hold, consider Kaepernick the one who looks ready to play his way out of the doldrums.

The young, mobile quarterbacks, who have struggled in 2013 after breakout seasons in 2012, faced off for the first time Monday night, and Kaepernick outperformed his counterpart as the 49ers broke a two-game losing streak with a 27-6 win over the Washington Redskins.

“I did comment to him in the middle of the week, Wednesday or Thursday, that he was being exactly perfect — leadership and demeanor-wise,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said.

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