Niners running back Carlos Hyde has rushed for a season-high 118 yards and a touchdown and will get the start Sunday against the Packers.
The 49ers will play at the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night, and Hyde said he is thrilled to be on the field.
“I just want to be out there and help the team win,” Hyde said, via ESPN.
“The whole thing has been really nice to see.
Just seeing how the whole community is coming together, the fans, and the players.
I’ve never been on a team that’s been so welcoming and I’m just excited for the season to start.”
The 49ers (2-1) opened their regular season with a win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Hyde rushed for 118 yards on 21 carries, while Aldon Smith added 118 yards rushing on 20 carries.
The 49s won the NFC North for the second straight year.
Hyde also has 100 yards rushing in a career-high four straight games.
The Packers (2, 2) have lost six straight and have been outscored 23-6 over that stretch.
Their last win came in the playoffs, but the Packers didn’t go all-out in their victory Sunday, falling 34-10.
Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said he thought the 49ers defense was the better unit.
“They played well, they were really aggressive, they ran the ball well,” McCarthy said.
“They did a good job.
They did a great job in the run game.”
Packers receiver Davante Adams had three catches for 51 yards.
He was targeted four times.
The Falcons (2) lost for the first time since a 16-3 win over Carolina in Week 4.
Atlanta didn’t allow a touchdown all game.
Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 306 yards, the most he has thrown since he threw for 348 in the win over Miami on Sept. 6.
Falcons safety Ricardo Allen had three tackles and two pass breakups.
Atlanta’s offense scored on its first six drives of the game.
Atlanta was 1 of 5 on third down in the first quarter, and scored on the next two drives to take a 16–0 lead.
The Browns (2.5-1), who have lost three straight, will play their first regular-season game against the Colts (3-2).
Browns running back Joe Mixon was the starter, but Cleveland lost to Pittsburgh 38-24 in Week 2.
Mixon had five carries for 47 yards and had two catches for 26 yards and an interception.
The Browns lost a tough matchup against the Steelers in Week 7, 29-10, but Mixon did not have a major impact in that game.