San Francisco 49ers guard Christian McCaffrey showed he’s a versatile weapon against the Rams in Week 8.
After a touchdown run on the goal line in the fourth quarter, McCaffrey became the first player since 2005 to throw, run and catch a touchdown in one game in the 49ers’ 31-14 win.
Starr now joins a group made up entirely of LaDainian Tomlinson (2005), David Patten (2001) and Walter Payton (1979) to score their first hat-trick since the 1970 merger.
McCaffrey’s march to the history books began with his second ride in San Francisco in the afternoon. On his second play from the Los Angeles 34-yard line and his eighth play, he caught his pass back from Jimmy Garoppolo at the flat, then tapped Brandon from the Los Angeles 40-yard line for a touchdown. Deep to Ayuk pulled out his pass. It was the second touchdown in McCaffrey’s career. His first game was against New Orleans against the Saints in Week 15 of the 2018 season.
Ultimately, McCaffrey completed his trick for the Hutts by completing his drive six games when he gained a yard on his line of goal. Leading up to the game, McCaffrey broke a 24-yard rundown in midfield to put the Niners on their doorstep. He also gained his 36 of his 58 yards for the team on drives.
In the second half, Garoppolo looked to be cornered on third and third plays at the Rams’ 9-yard line. Initially sitting flat, McCaffrey saw Garoppolo flushed to the right and the quarterback caught a jumping touchdown. Rotating towards the end zone when he lofted a pass to McCaffrey who was able to get off at .
Fantasy If you have his McCaffrey on his team, congratulations!
Meanwhile, the Rams know how it feels when facing a stud.
- Niners’ Christian McCaffrey becomes the first player since 2005 to pass, rush and catch a touchdown in the same game
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