Photos by Christian McCaffrey delivers hat trick game with 3 touchdowns via pass, catch and run

San Francisco 49ers’ Christian McCaffrey scored three each-way touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

The recently acquired running back notched the fourth such hat trick in NFL history since 1970 and displayed the versatility that prompted the 49ers’ Oct. 20 trade for him from Carolina.

McCaffrey’s theatrics, from those three scores to other big plays, secured a 31-14 come-from-behind win over the host Los Angeles Rams.

“There’s still a lot of meat on the bone I left there,” McCaffrey said, not so meekly, but with explanation. “Kyle (Shanahan’s) run and pass game are so specific, so for me it’s about really understanding what we’re trying to do in the game like setting blocks, finishing plays down the field and eliminating negative runs.”

The 49ers (4-4) snapped a three-game losing streak and posted their eighth straight regular season win over the Rams (3-4) during that span. The 49ers have a bye next weekend, hosting the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night, November 13th.

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San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, right, runs the ball as Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bobby Wagner attempts a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Býk)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, right, runs the ball as Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bobby Wagner attempts a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Býk)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers catches the ball for a touchdown as Jalen Ramsey #5 and Taylor Rapp #24 of the Los Angeles Rams defend during the third quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers catches the ball for a touchdown as Jalen Ramsey #5 and Taylor Rapp #24 of the Los Angeles Rams defend during the third quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, right, runs the ball as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Derion Kendrick gives chase during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, right, runs the ball as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Derion Kendrick gives chase during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis )
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, left, celebrates his touchdown with running back Christian McCaffrey during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Býk)
San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, left, celebrates his touchdown with running back Christian McCaffrey during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Býk)
Los Angeles Rams defensive back Jalen Ramsey (5) tackles San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)
Los Angeles Rams defensive back Jalen Ramsey (5) tackles San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) during an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Lewis)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey passes for a touchdown on a trick play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey passes for a touchdown on a trick play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Jalen Ramsey #5 of the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Jalen Ramsey #5 of the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California.  (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Christian McCaffrey #23 of the San Francisco 49ers warms up before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on October 30, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) rushes for a touchdown as Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp attempts a tackle during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) rushes for a touchdown as Los Angeles Rams safety Taylor Rapp attempts a tackle during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, right, runs the ball as Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bobby Wagner attempts a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Býk)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, right, runs the ball as Los Angeles Rams quarterback Bobby Wagner attempts a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Býk)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey waves to fans as he walks off the field after the 49ers beat the Los Angeles Rams 31-14 in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey waves to fans as he walks off the field after the 49ers beat the Los Angeles Rams 31-14 in an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

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