Yes, he is a receiver, but he did most of his damage Sunday out of the backfield. He took six carries for 66 yards, including a 49-yarder, and scored two rushing touchdowns before leaving because of a groin injury. His five rushing TDs this season are the most for a receiver since the AFL/NFL merger.
49ers running back
It was not a surprise that San Francisco was able to gash the Vikings on the ground. Back from an injury, Mitchell took the most advantage with 27 carries and 133 of his team's 208 rushing yards. While Samuel, a receiver, had one catch, Mitchell had five on six targets.
Vikings kick returner
For the second time in four weeks, the rookie returned a kickoff for a touchdown, this one a 99-yarder to go with his 98-yarder against the Ravens. He's the first NFL player since the Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson in 2015 to have two kick return TDs in a season.