Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea‘s hit on 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard touched off the scuffle and 49ers running back Carlos Hyde wound up getting into it with 49ers defensive end Frostee Rucker, leading officials to eject both of them along with Arizona linebacker Haason Reddick. Hyde didn’t come in for any criticism from coach Kyle Shanahan after the game, though.
“I really loved how he went and got our quarterback’s back. …I thought our quarterback had a couple of helmets to the head when he was in the pocket a few plays before. And then he ended up scrambling and sliding and he got one again. I think our players had had enough.” Shanahan said, via the San Francisco Chronicle.
Despite the "hot hand" comment a few weeks ago, Hyde was again a big part of the offense, which included 12 carries for 41 yards but also nine catches for 84 yards. Doesn't seem like his status with the team will take a hit because of this ejection.