What a difference a positive game script can make for a running back. The 49ers played one of the few teams actually worse than them, the New York Giants. Having a lead for a majority of the game helped Hyde have a productive game. If only he could play the Giants every week.
Backup Matt Breida also had a nice game, rushing for 55 yards and a touchdown. Keep an eye on the distribution of carries over the rest of the season, but Hyde's role still seems secure for now.