No. 1: Running back Alfred Morris had his most productive game
With Wilson exiting the game early with injury, running back Alfred Morris was called upon for the remainder of the game as the team’s’ No. 1 back. Having seen limited game time in recent weeks due to the emergence of Wilson, Morris had his final chance of the year to show both the Niners and other teams around the league what he is capable of.
Morris had 16 carries for 111 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per carry and one touchdown:
Assisted by the Rams’ poor defense against the rush, Morris had his most productive game of the season, including his 51-yard run which helped to set up Gould’s first-quarter field goal:
With the 49ers stacked at the running back position for 2019, it is unknown if Morris will get the chance to compete for a spot on the roster. Running backs Jerrick McKinnon and Matt Breida should be healthy, along with special teams and running back Raheem Mostert. Not to mention Wilson who, besides his fumbling, has played well.
If not the with the 49ers, Morris should be able to secure a role on a needy team in a backup role.