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San Francisco 49ers (6-5)


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@ Jax
W 30-10
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vs. Min
W 34-26
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@ Sea
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@ Cin
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vs. Atl
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Rookie Elijah Mitchell becomes pleasant surprise for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Elijah Mitchell has been one of the NFL's biggest surprises this season.

Whether it's going from overlooked sixth-round project out of Louisiana-Lafayette into one of the league's productive backs as a rookie, or his knack on nearly every run for the San Francisco 49ers to churn out a couple of extra yards, Mitchell exceeds expectations.

"He competes for every single yard," coach Kyle Shanahan said. "One of the biggest things for me as a play-caller is when I see with my own eyes, that it's going to be second-and-10 and I start to look down and think about what I'm calling next. Then people in the box tell me it's second-and-6. I don't totally believe him because I saw that he was going down and I don't realize that he fell forward and got 4 yards. When it's like that, which he does all the time now, you keep going, it helps you keep doing it."

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NFC West Division
TeamWLTPct
Arizona 920.818
Los Angeles 740.636
San Francisco 650.545
Seattle 380.273
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Garoppolo2342
Pass TDs: J. Garoppolo13
Rush Yds: E. Mitchell693
Rush TDs: D. Samuel5
Rec Yds: D. Samuel1006
Rec TDs: D. Samuel5
Int: J. Ward2
Sacks: N. Bosa11.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 4016 (17)
Passing Yards: 2696 (20)
Rushing Yards: 1440 (7)
Points per game: 25.5 (11)
Yards per game: 365.1 (12)
Touchdowns: 31 (15)
Field Goals: 17 (18)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 3506 (4)
Passing Yards: 2449 (5)
Rushing Yards: 1226 (10)
Points per game: 22.5 (12)
Yards per game: 318.7 (6)
Touchdowns: 29 (20)
Field Goals: 13 (5)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/4 T. Adams active/prac. squad
12/4 R. Cracraft active/prac. squad
12/4 J. March active/prac. squad
12/4 T. Sermon on IR ankle
12/2 K. Nacua pract. squad add
12/2 D. Middleton pract. squad del
12/1 K. Nacua pract. squad del
12/1 J. March pract. squad add
12/1 D. Middleton pract. squad add
11/30 K. Nacua pract. squad add
Injuries
Date Player Status
12/5 D. Greenlaw groin (Out)
12/5 D. Samuel groin (Out)
12/5 F. Warner hamstring (Doubtful)
12/5 M. Hurst calf (Out)
12/5 M. Harris concussion (Out)
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