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Deebo makes immediate impact for 49ers with TD vs. Bengals

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Deebo Samuel is the ultimate game-changer. 

After missing the 49ers' loss to the Seattle Seahawks last week due to a groin injury, Samuel barely participated in practice but was active for the 49ers on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was evident right away how much of a difference he makes for San Francisco. 

The do-it-all receiver scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season by tip-toeing down the sidelines for a 27-yard TD in the second quarter to give the 49ers a 9-3 lead. A Robbie Gould extra point made it 10-3. 

Following his sprint to the end zone, Samuel silenced the Cincinnati crowd. 

Samuel added to his own record for a receiver by scoring a rushing TD in his fourth straight game played. He also now is only one rushing touchdown away from the NFL record by a receiver, according to StatMuse. 

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As he continues to be a threat on the ground, Samuel already has over 1,000 receiving yards and five TDs as a receiver as well.