2. Jamaal Williams
One of the few bright spots on offense was Jamaal Williams. Williams hauled in seven catches for 35 yards while carrying the ball 11 times for 45 yards.
Some of Williams’ rushing yards came on the last drive of the game with Tim Boyle in and the outcome well in hand, but that shouldn’t take away from his night.
Williams showed yet again he is up to the task of being the equal of Aaron Jones. He runs hard, is a factor in the passing game and has an infectious personality that keeps things light.
As was the case in Los Angeles, Williams’ passion never waned and he battled right down to the end.
The 49ers’ focus was on stopping Jones and pressuring Aaron Rodgers. And they executed it to perfection. But Williams found seams, leaked out to help when the pocket was collapsing and was good on blitz pickup.
As the weather conditions turn worse, Williams may find himself in a good position to benefit. To steal a phrase from John Madden, Williams is a bit of a mudder and has the perfect run style for bad field conditions.
Don’t be surprised to see Williams get more opportunities as the weather gets cold.