Breida breaks records and goes viral on Monday Night Football

Kaitlin Sells

Former Georgia Southern running back Matt Breida had an explosive night Monday in the NFL against the Cleveland Browns, where he opened the game with an 83-yard touchdown run in the first offensive play of the night.

{{tncms-inline account=”NFL” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">BREIDA THE CHEETAH<a href="https://twitter.com/MattBreida?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MattBreida</a> goes 83 yards! 🏃‍♂️💨 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GoNiners?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GoNiners</a>📺: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CLEvsSF?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CLEvsSF</a> on ESPN📱: NFL app // Yahoo Sports appWatch free on mobile: <a href="https://t.co/sST1rDvyeO">https://t.co/sST1rDvyeO</a> <a href="https://t.co/n5d8toSPt8">pic.twitter.com/n5d8toSPt8</a></p>— NFL (@NFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1181365119990714368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 8, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1181365119990714368″ type=”twitter”}}

The 49ers were able to carry that momentum from Breida’s record-breaking run and continue to dominate the Browns and come out with a 31-3 win.

Breida was a strong force on the 49er offense Monday night as he averaged 10.3 yards on 11 carries for the night, rushing for a total of 114 yards. The former Eagle also logged his first rushing touchdown of the 2019 season, scoring in the first offensive play for the 49ers with an 83-yard touchdown run.

Breida has proven to be an adequate player in the NFL, rushing for 340 yards so far in the regular 2019 season, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. He’s also logged one rushing touchdown and one receiving. He’s also proven to be a fan favorite, as Breida was trending on twitter after his explosive touchdown run.

{{tncms-inline account=”Field Yates” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When you realize you’re playing against Matt Breida in fantasy. <a href="https://t.co/dlvDa6wPXN">pic.twitter.com/dlvDa6wPXN</a></p>— Field Yates (@FieldYates) <a href="https://twitter.com/FieldYates/status/1181370246164353024?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 8, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/FieldYates/status/1181370246164353024″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”Kwon Alexander” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Boy fast‼️ <a href="https://twitter.com/MattBreida?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MattBreida</a> <a href="https://t.co/u6QtZl5I6y">https://t.co/u6QtZl5I6y</a></p>— Kwon Alexander (@kwon) <a href="https://twitter.com/kwon/status/1181477574247010305?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 8, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/kwon/status/1181477574247010305″ type=”twitter”}}

{{tncms-inline account=”Local Legend” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No cap freshman year I used to be in Landrum and I’d see Matt Breida and in my head I’d be like “yo this dude is leading the entire nation in yards per carry and we in the same pasta line rn.” Now he in the NFL going crazy. Ya love to see it</p>— Local Legend (@21_ShumpStreet) <a href="https://twitter.com/21_ShumpStreet/status/1181366677193330689?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 8, 2019</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/21_ShumpStreet/status/1181366677193330689″ type=”twitter”}}

Breida will be back in action with the rest of the 49ers Sunday, taking on the Los Angeles Rams at 4:05 p.m.

Kaitlin Sells, The George-Anne Managing Sports Editor, [email protected]