Samuel ran for a touchdown behind Williams during the game and both players showed how valuable they are because of what they do on the field. On Monday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said at his press conference they also provided "a boost for our offense mentally" because of their role as leaders on the team. Shanahan said other players "knowing they were going to be out there always gives them more confidence" and it showed throughout the win.
Shanahan also said that Williams' ankle "wasn't close to 100 percent," but that he avoided any aggravation of the original injury during the win.
"No setbacks," Shanahan said. "Hopefully he'll continue to get better this week."
The 49ers will hope that remains the case this week as they work to pick up their seventh win of the season against the Buccaneers.