Per week after falling wanting breaking the NFL record for consecutive video games with a landing, 49ers operating again Christian McCaffrey discovered one other option to etch his title within the historical past books towards the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.
With a 2-yard catch late within the first half, McCaffrey recorded the 484th reception of his NFL profession, surpassing 49ers nice Roger Craig for essentially the most receptions by a operating again by their first seven seasons in NFL historical past.
This wasn’t the primary time McCaffrey’s stellar play has landed him in rarified air with Craig, as each of the dynamic backs stand alone with Corridor of Famer Marshall Faulk as the one operating backs in NFL historical past to register 1,000 dashing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in the identical season.
McCaffrey wasted no time including to his spectacular 2023 season totals, extending his league-leading tally for receiving touchdowns amongst operating backs together with his fifth rating by the air after connecting with Brock Purdy on a 4-yard landing late within the first quarter of Sunday’s matchup with Tampa Bay.
The 49ers’ famous person operating again has paced the place with a league-high 339 receiving yards getting into Week 11 whereas additionally main the NFL in dashing yards with 747 getting into Sunday’s sport.
If McCaffrey can keep this torrid tempo for the rest of the 2023 NFL season, he can turn out to be the primary operating again to guide the place in dashing and receiving yards since 2010, when former Houston Texans star Arian Foster achieved that feat with 1,616 dashing yards and 604 receiving yards.
McCaffrey has put up Corridor-of-Fame-worthy numbers since being acquired by the 49ers earlier than the 2022 NFL commerce deadline, logging over 2,000 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns in 21 appearances for San Francisco.