CMC Runs Wild Yet Again: Despite Disappointing Loss, 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey Ties 60-Year NFL TD Record

Published 10/30/2023, 7:27 AM EDT

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This NFL season has come filled with histories and records. On one hand, the Sunday matchup saw Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A. J. Brown rewriting 53-year-old history, while on the other hand, San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey tied a 60-year-old NFL record, making heads turn all around.

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The 49ers played against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Week 8 NFL game on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium. The Niners (5-3) lost to the Bengals 17-31 and dropped down to the second rank of the NFC West. However, despite losing, they still have a reason to celebrate, and that is because of their star running back, who recently tied his record with the Baltimore Colts’ (now Indianapolis Colts) Hall of Famer.

Christian McCaffrey’s exceptional display to claim tied record

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The 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey scored a two-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Bengals. This TD was special for him, as he scored it in his 17th consecutive game, including the playoffs. With this, McCaffrey tied the NFL’s long-standing record held by Baltimore Colts’ Hall of Famer, running back Lenny Moore.

Moore’s record had been the only one standing for almost 60 years, the streak which he achieved in his 17 games from 1963 to 1964. McCaffrey scored this historic TD while connecting with Brock Purdy in the first quarter with 3:19 left on the clock. He darted through defenders, and reached the end zone, scoring a 2-yard touchdown.

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However, it’s important to note that before this matchup, McCaffrey in his 16th straight game, already surpassed two Hall of Famers when playing against the Minnesota Vikings. His game sure seems to reflect the football star being on the journey of achieving new heights of greatness.

Christian McCaffrey on the road to create history?

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When playing against the Vikings, RB Christian McCaffrey set an NFL record and surpassed two Hall of Famers O.J. Simpson, and John Riggins, after his 3-yard TD in the Week 7 game. After this, everyone speculated whether the 2x Pro Bowler would break the record of Lenny Moore, who was on the top of this touchdown streak at that time.

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And now, in the latest matchup, CMC has settled his score equal with Moore, after a long 60 years. However, they lost both the games against the Vikings and Bengals, 17-22 and 17-31 respectively. But, his legendary touchdown streak is being appreciated by his teammates, coach, fans, and sports analysts. However, post-game, the 27-year-old RB highlighted, “Anytime you score, it’s a team score.”

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Now fans are eagerly awaiting his next matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars to see what the RB has in store for the viewers. Will Christian McCaffrey be able to set a new record in NFL history? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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