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Breaking down 49ers’ backfield usage in Week 3

Elijah Mitchell is out for two months. Who will fill his place in the 49ers backfield?

Jeff Wilson Jr. #22 of the San Francisco 49ers rushes during the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the 49ers 19-10. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers took on the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3. The 49ers lost to the Chicago Bears in Week 1 in the rain, gaining 176 yards on the ground over 37 carries. QB Trey Lance and WR Deebo Samuel led the team in rushing yards last week.

We break down the 49ers usage of the backfield in today’s game against the Seahawks with live updates.

49ers RB usage in Week 2 vs. Seahawks

San Francisco continued to rely on Samuel in the first half in the backfield. The wide receiver added four carries for 53 yards. Running back Jeff Wilson, Jr. led the team with 18 carries for 84 yards midway through the fourth quarter, and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price has racked up 33 yards over 14 carries.

Starting RB Elijah Mitchell is out with a knee injury for the next two months.