The San Francisco 49ers came up just short in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks, and one reason they were competitive was running back Carlos Hyde. The 49ers defense was the key to this game, but Hyde was the only consistent thing on offense, finishing with 124 yards on 15 carries, and 19 receiving yards on three catches.
Hyde’s performance is being recognized, as he has been nominated for the Week 2 FedEx Ground Player of the Week award. Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson and Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry are the other two nominees. Anderson finished the week with 118 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Henry had 92 rushing yards and a touchdown.
Hyde had a solid game in Week 1, averaging five yards per carry, but he did not get nearly enough of a workload. We saw an increase this week, but even still, it felt like the team might have left some opportunities on the table. Matt Breida was solid when he spelled Hyde, but given the problems in the passing offense, I wonder if the 49ers try and make more of the running game moving forward.
Here’s a quick rundown of notable numbers for Hyde, courtesy of 49ers PR. You can vote for Hyde here.
- In the first half at Sea., RB Carlos Hyde rushed 7 times for 102 yds., becoming the first player to rush for 100-or-more-yds. in the first half against Seattle since RB Adrian Peterson [at Sea. (11/4/12) – 12 attempts for 144 yds. & 2 TDs.].
- After finishing with 15 carries for 124 yds. (8.3 avg.), Hyde has now gone over 100-yards rushing in Sea. for the second-consecutive season [21 attempts for 103 yards and 2 TDs at Sea. (9/25/16)].
- Hyde is the only player to rush for 100-or-more yards at CenturyLink Field since 2015, and has now done so twice. He is also one of six players to reach 100 yards rushing at Sea. since 2010.
- Hyde is the 8th player all-time to record 100-or-more yards rushing in consecutive road games at Sea. [Greg Pruitt 1977-78; Adrian Murrell 1995-97; Napoleon Kaufman 1996-97; Terrell Davis 1996-98; Tyrone Wheatley 1999-2000; Priest Holmes 2001-02; Clinton Portis 2002 and 2008].
- This marked Hyde’s fourth-career game with 100-or-more rushing yards and first since 12/11/16 vs. NYJ (193).
- Hyde also registered a career-long 61-yd. run in the game.