The San Francisco 49ers are expected to utilize Raheem Mostert as their feature running back against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 54. He surprised everyone when he rushed for 220 yards and four scores in the NFC title game, but Tevin Coleman being forced to leave the game because of a dislocated shoulder had a lot to do with that. Now Coleman is back active and is expected to be a contributor to the 49ers’ offense.
Coleman only tallied 21 yards on six carries in his last appearance, but was San Francisco’s top option in the Division Round — rushing for 105 yards and two scores on 22 carries to help the 49ers top the Minnesota Vikings. Now that he’s back, will he be afforded every opportunity Mostert is?
Coleman’s playoff numbers have been affected significantly by his injury in the Divisional Round, but he is averaging 4.5 yards per carry this postseason. We’ll be tracking his performance and prop bet progress during Super Bowl 54 here.
Super Bowl 54 fourth quarter recap
Coleman’s downward spiral continued in the final frame, as he did not receive a single carry in the fourth quarter. He finished the game with five carries for 28 yards and no scores. He didn’t contribute at all in the passing game and fell short on all of his Super Bowl prop bets.
Super Bowl 54 third quarter recap
Coleman has essentially been phased out of the offense and only recorded one rush for two yards in the third quarter. He could become a factor again in the fourth, as San Francisco leads 20-10 and will likely look to run out the clock. But the 49ers should make use of him, Mostert, and even Breida moving forward.
Super Bowl 54 second quarter recap
Coleman kicked off the second quarter with a 17-yard run. He appears to be San Francisco’s feature back of choice but doesn’t seem to have too much upside right now. Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown the ball 10 times — more than he did in the entire AFC title game. Mostert has eclipsed him in carries (5) and rushing yards (26). Coleman has 24 rushing yards at the break.
Super Bowl 54 first quarter recap
Coleman kicked off the Super Bowl looking like San Francisco’s first option at running back. He tallied three carries for seven yards on the 49ers’ first drive. However, he trails his teammate Deebo Samuel (39) and the Chiefs’ Damien Williams (32) in rushing yards. The 49ers look more poised to pass than usual.
Tevin Coleman prop bets
Most yards from scrimmage: +1600
Most rushing yards: +1100
Anytime TD score: +190
First TD score: +1400
Last TD score: +1400
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