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Carlos Rogers calls win over Redskins ‘something special’

Former Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers enjoyed a triumphant return to Washington Sunday, helping the San Francisco 49ers to a 19-11 victory at FedEx Field.

49ers cornerback Carlos Rogers (22) breaks up a pass play intended for Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrence Austin (18) Sunday. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

“It was great, man,” said Rogers, who signed with San Francisco in the offseason. “A total team effort. Our defensive coach talked about it on defense. It all started with me. We talked about it last night. It was just something special to come back in this place. Fans still love me. I mean some still talk a little junk on the sideline, but to get this win with this team, I can’t ask for anything better right now.”

At 7-1, the 49ers are off to a better start than any Redskins team Rogers was part of. In 2008, Jim Zorn’s Redskins started the year 6-2, but went on to finish 8-8.

Not wanting to experience a similar plunge, Rogers said that it’s important for the 49ers to remain focused.

“It can carry us a long way right now,” Rogers said of the seven wins. “But like coach [Jim Harbaugh] always reminds us, ‘Just stay humble. Stay focused on what we have to do.’ Because it’s just seven wins. If we don’t win no more, we won’t go nowhere. So we’ve got to continue to do what we do.”

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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