It only took over twenty minutes, but the San Francisco 49ers got on the board in the second quarter thanks to a LaMichael James 15-yard dash. James got the hand off and took it hard to the right side of the line and simply outran the Falcons defense on his way the Niners first score of the game.
The 49ers took long enough to score, but once they did it was as though they had just gotten over a huge hump. Thanks to the James touchdown run, the Niners were able to find some motivation and stopped the Falcons on their next drive.
After the James touchdown — and this emphasizes how mush it pumped up the defense– the Niners forced the first three and out of the game against the Falcons. The rookie hasn’t seen that much work this season but his touchdown in one of the of the biggest games of his life helped spark his team to come back.
We still have plenty of football left to play in the second half, and while the score is 24-14 at the break, the Niners are very much still in this battle. LaMichael James is not only getting his fair share of carries, but he should be credited with helping to light a fire under his teammates.