CMC's touchdown pass to Aiyuk causes NFL Twitter to go wild


Kyle Shanahan dug deep into his bag of tricks against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, and he pulled out a dandy of a play.

With the 49ers driving early in the second quarter at SoFi Stadium, Jimmy Garoppolo took a shotgun snap and threw a backward pass to Christian McCaffrey, who was in motion to the right. The new 49ers' running back caught the ball a few yards behind the line of scrimmage, stopped and chucked the ball downfield to a wide-open Brandon Aiyuk for a 34-yard touchdown.

The touchdown briefly tied the game between the two NFC West rivals at 7-7.

McCaffrey, who was acquired by the 49ers less than two weeks ago, was brought in to make the offense more explosive. But The Faithful couldn't have expected Shanahan to use the former first-round draft pick as a threat to throw the ball.

Naturally, 49ers fans and media members took to Twitter to react to the great play.

Everyone was curious to see what kind of plays Shanahan might be able to draw up with McCaffrey in the fold, and the 49ers' coach didn't disappoint.

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