49ers Stud No. 2: Wide Receiver Deebo Samuel
There’s going to be some modest concern surrounding Deebo Samuel’s groin injury suffered in the second half of the game, but the early indications are it’s not too serious.
Good news for Samuel and the 49ers, who’ll need him to continue being the X-factor force he’s been all year long.
Especially after taking hold of Minnesota’s defense en route to what’s been a storybook season:
Yes, Samuel had just one catch for 12 yards, but that put him above 1,000 yards receiving on the season, making him the first Niners wide receiver to do so since Anquan Boldin back in 2014.
Yet it was Samuel’s 66 rushing yards and two touchdowns on six carries that set the tone and helped allow San Francisco to run the ball for well over 200 yards, ensuring a dangerous Vikings offense wasn’t able to do too much damage over the course of the game.
There isn’t anyone truly like Samuel this season, and he’s proving to be worth so much to the 49ers’ recent success over the last three victories.