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Carlos Hyde runs for two touchdowns, 49ers top Vikings 20-3

Alex Boone is taking at least a little credit for Carlos Hyde's breakout game on the NFL's big stage. "Somebody owes me a steak. Seriously," cracked Boone, the left guard who helped clear the way. With franchise rushing leader Frank Gore long gone to the Colts, Hyde quickly showed the San Francisco 49ers still have a reliable power runner. He scored touchdowns on runs of 17 and 10 yards and finished with 168 yards rushing on 26 carries to lead the Niners to a 20-3 victory against the Minnesota Vikings in Jim Tomsula's debut as head coach minus the interim status he had for the final game of 2010. Hyde wanted to outplay the better-known No. 28 on the field,...