Christian McCaffrey

CMC breaks 49ers single-season rushing TD record in just 11 games

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Another game, another 49ers franchise record for Christian McCaffrey.

San Francisco's star running back stands alone in franchise lore with 11 rushing touchdowns during the 2023 NFL season -- the most ever by a 49ers player in a single campaign (h/t The Athletic's David Lombardi).

McCaffrey scored his 10th and 11th rushing touchdowns of the season against the Seattle Seahawks on Thanksgiving night at Lumen Field, with 1-yard and 8-yard scores in the second quarter.

Before Thursday's game, McCaffrey's nine rushing touchdowns this season placed him behind Joe Perry (1953), J.D. Smith (1959), Billy Kilmer (1961), Ricky Watters (1993), Derek Loville (1995) and Frank Gore (2009), each with 10 apiece, for No. 1 on the 49ers' all-time single-season list.

Now McCaffrey stands alone with 11 TDs after his scoring explosion in the first half of the NFC West Thanksgiving clash, just a couple of weeks after his franchise-record touchdown streak ended at 17 games, tying the NFL record also held by Lenny Moore.

McCaffrey set this franchise record in just 11 games, so there's no telling what the final number might be. He scored a career-high 15 rushing TDs in 2019 with the Carolina Panthers, and with six games remaining, he's well on pace to eclipse that mark, too.

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