Deebo Samuel on dominating Seahawks: 'It doesn't just start with me'

Deebo Samuel is on fire right now, and the NFL world knows it. But he also knows there's plenty of support, too.

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) chases San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19)
Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) chases San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) / Ezra Shaw/GettyImages
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There are plenty of 49ers who are red hot right now, but Deebo Samuel is perhaps the most dominant of them all, and Week 14 proved it.

For back-to-back weeks, the San Francisco 49ers have ridden the back of All-Pro wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who dominated the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13 with three touchdowns and then responded with another impressive two-touchdown outing in the Niners' 28-16 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 14.

True, San Francisco has a plethora of weapons at its disposal, and each of them have helped make quarterback Brock Purdy into a legitimate MVP candidate.

However, over these last two bouts, Samuel has been the hot hand.

Early in the game, when Purdy and the 49ers offense were struggling, it was Samuel who beat Hawks safety Jamal Adams for a 54-yard touchdown:

The Niners would outscore Seattle 21-6 at that point and onward.

After the game, Samuel joined NBC Sports Bay Area's postgame broadcast and was asked by analyst Rod Brooks about being San Francisco's "tip of the spear."

"At the end of the day, it doesn't just start with me," Samuel responded. "It starts up front with [Trent Williams] and the rest of those guys, and then down to [Christian McCaffrey] and [Kyle Juszczyk]. And then it goes out to [George Kittle] and the wideouts, just how physical we play.

"It's not just for me, it's from top to bottom. We just have the mindset of all-in, just go out there and play physical ball."

Indeed, McCaffrey and Kittle also had monstrous days, as did fellow wideout Brandon Aiyuk who reached 1,000 yards receiving on the season after a 126-yard day.

"We've got so many guys who can get big plays off of little plays," head coach Kyle Shanahan added.

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In this game, though, Samuel didn't just deliver on some of the little plays. He was there on the big ones, too, which helps make Shanahan's offense that much more explosive.

Samuel, though, walloped with 149 yards receiving on seven catches, the above receiving touchdown and a 1-yard rushing touchdown to cap off what was a performance that looked an awful lot like his All-Pro 2021 campaign.

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