No. 2: 49ers Running Backs
Raheem Mostert was the definition of dual threat in the Niners win over the Bengals. He ran for 83 yards on 13 carries and caught three passes for 68 yards. He was able to reach the end zone on a screen pass from Garoppolo.
Matt Breida led the Niners, running the ball 12 times for 121 yards for an outstanding 10.1 yards per attempt. He consistently kept the team ahead of the chains the entire game and put the Bengals defense in a bind, having to decide rather to play the run or the pass.
Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. was recently promoted to the active roster. He took over goal-line and mop-up duties for the Niners, running for 34 yards and two touchdowns.
Good to have you back, Wilson!
The depth of the running back position was in question coming into the game after losing No. 1 back Tevin Coleman to injury last week in Tampa Bay. Safe to say there was never a need to question this unit. Head coach Kyle Shanahan continues to put whoever he has at running back in a position to succeed.