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Chase Young scores first TD of his career vs. 49ers

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The phrase "a one-man wrecking crew" is an often overused cliché to describe a dominant performance. That would, however, be an understatement when trying to describe Chase Young's outing on Sunday.

Late in the second quarter, Young scooped up a Nick Mullens fumble and returned it 47 yards down the left sideline untouched for his first career touchdown.

The scoop and score from Young would give Washington a 13-7 lead just before halftime. The TD was one Washington certainly needed, as the Burgundy and Gold have struggled on offense all afternoon thus far.

Young's touchdown was one of many stellar plays the No. 2 overall pick made in the first half for the visitors.

Earlier in the second quarter, Young forced 49ers running back Jeff Wilson to fumble, one Daron Payne would recover. Washington would capitalize on the ensuing drive with a field goal by Dustin Hopkins.

In the first half, Young had four total tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage. In the first quarter, the rookie also sacked Mullens after first appearing to drop back in coverage.

For those keeping track, Young finished the first half with a sack, a fumble recovery for a touchdown, and a forced fumble. He's the eighth rookie to do so in one game since 1982 and the first player in Washington's franchise history.

Young's rookie season has been largely impressive, but No. 99's first 30 minutes against San Francisco was by far the best half of football of his NFL career.