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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