He had two catches that together pushed the opposition back 15 yards.
Later, he faced a wide streak after chasing him in a 16-yard win.
When he wasn't making deep plays on the offensive or defensive pitch, Nick Bosa was suffocating a runner in the scrimmage line and then, on the next hit, he covered the same runner and broke a pass.
The latter was particularly notable in that Bosa is a defensive extreme. And all of Saturday's production was remarkable since this is a rookie who had never appeared in an NFL postseason game.
"It's just a great skill given by God and a lot of hard work," said San Francisco teammate Azeez Al-Shaair. “He has that fast pass ability in his blood. He was born with a blueprint presented to him and has followed him perfectly. "
Yes, everything is very logical and biological for Bosa, the son of former NFL defensive end John Bosa and the younger brother of the Chargers defensive end, Joey Bosa.
Each was a first-round pick, Nick was elected to the No. 2 general pick in April.
"Nothing he did surprised me," said Joey, who saw the playoff victory of the 27-10 division round of the 49ers over Minnesota from a suite inside Levi Stadium. "I wasn't surprised a bit."
Before the season, Joey said his little brother was so good that he could lead the league in catches. That did not happen, but much more happened.
Nick produced a rookie year that included nine catches, another 16 hits in the quarterback, two loose ball recoveries and an interception. He was chosen to start the Pro Bowl.
Then, in his debut in the playoffs, he helped limit the Vikings, who were previously trending, to seven first attempts, 21 yards on the ground and zero thought of making a surprise.
"When you put a great athlete in such a big guy, with such good intestinal instincts, it is likely to cause a disruption," said San Francisco rookie partner Dre Greenlaw. "It's hard to handle. All the credit for him and his genes and all those good things."
Bosa had such an impact on Saturday that he ordered a full house while lying on his back, breathing life in an entire stadium, ironically, he had no breath of his own.
At the beginning of the fourth quarter, he was breathless as he fired Kirk Cousins.
At the behest of the medical staff around him, Bosa remained depressed, long enough to attract both worry and encouragement: 49ers fans moved to start singing his name.
After several seconds, he jumped to life, pointed with his left index finger towards the sky, repeatedly shook his head and left the field with the kind of arrogance rarely associated with someone who, moments before, had been a gasp, gasp.
"I was trying to catch my breath initially," Bosa would explain later. “They told me to stay down for a second. Then I heard the songs. I had to get up. "
His last performance came on an exciting afternoon when the 49ers' defense welcomed pass racer Dee Ford, linebacker Kwon Alexander and deep Jaquiski Tartt for several injuries.
San Francisco prevented Minnesota from running for a first attempt. Twelve times the Vikings faced third time and 10 times failed to convert. The 49ers allowed only one play for more than 18 yards.
The San Francisco front fired Cousins six times, each of a player who was a first-round pick. Along with Bosa, the others selected by the 49ers included DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas.
Ford had the other bag. Pro Bowler 2018, was acquired in March in an exchange with Kansas City. At the end of the agreement, Ford announced that "it would be like a Ferrari but with a force of 18 wheels."
The initial effort was overwhelming to the point that the initial linebacker, Fred Warner, said later that he didn't feel he had played in a game.
This is what awaits Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium in the game for the NFC title.
"You just left them without a leash …" said 49ers tight end George Kittle on his team's defensive line. “We had boys rushing the pin from all angles. I guess it's a bit difficult to be a quarterback. "
Bosa's time in the Bay Area began with a dazzling exaggeration but also with a notable limp. After missing most of his last season in the state of Ohio due to a muscle injury in the nucleus, a problem in the hamstrings delayed him in the offseason.
Then, in early August, he suffered a significant ankle sprain that kept him out of the preseason.
Even in the midst of all that outbreak, Bosa's potential could not have been more obvious to his new teammates, even the most veteran of them.
"Usually, there is a learning curve for newbies entering the NFL," said 13-year-old left tackle Joe Staley. "They realize very soon that they cannot survive alone with athletics. They need to use the proper techniques and be disciplined.
“He appeared already understanding that. It was quite exciting but also a bit confusing. I was like, ‘Uh, oh. Maybe I'm losing it a bit. "Then you see it go against everyone else and it makes them look silly too."
The following is a future quarterback of the Hall of Fame and a shot to reach the Super Bowl.
In 101 combined NFL games, the Bosas, John and their two boys have never been so far.
"It's a little crazy to see him in this position in his first year," Joey said. “The NFL can be so high and low. This thing is quite real suddenly. Just one more victory.
From following a plane to opening a path.