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MCCAFFREY EYES DOUBLE DIGITS IN RUSHING AND RECEPTION TOUCHDOWNS


McCaffrey scores a rushing touchdown on Thanksgiving. Photo: @christianmccaffrey
McCaffrey scores a rushing touchdown on Thanksgiving. Photo: @christianmccaffrey

The Thanksgiving tripleheader will wrap up on Thursday night with the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (6-4) hosting the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (7-3) in a pivotal NFC West showdown (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC).


San Francisco running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY enters Week 12 as the league leader with 14 scrimmage touchdowns, comprising nine rushing and five receiving touchdowns. He has found the end zone in nine out of 10 games this season.


If McCaffrey scores a rushing touchdown on Thanksgiving, he will join an elite group as the fifth player in history and the first in 48 years to achieve at least 10 rushing touchdowns and five touchdown receptions in his team’s first 11 games of a season. This exclusive list includes Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (1962) and O.J. SIMPSON (1975), along with ABNER HAYES (1962) and CHUCK FOREMAN (1975).

McCaffrey has been a star since leaving the Panthers to go to the 49ers. Photo: @christianmccaffrey
McCaffrey has been a star since leaving the Panthers to go to the 49ers. Photo: @christianmccaffrey

The players with at least 10 rushing touchdowns and five touchdown receptions in their team’s first 11 games of a season in history:


- JIM BROWNHOF (Cleveland) - 1962: 10 Rush TDs, 5 Rec. TDs

- ABNER HAYES (Dallas Texans) - 1962: 12 Rush TDs, 6 Rec. TDs

- CHUCK FOREMAN (Minnesota) - 1975: 11 Rush TDs, 6 Rec. TDs

- O.J. SIMPSONHOF (Buffalo) - 1975: 10 Rush TDs, 5 Rec. TDs


Christian McCaffrey


(San Francisco) - 2023: 9* Rush TDs, 5* Rec. TDs (*through 10 games)













This is Dez Barnes of Pretty Girls Love Sports, a journalist on the MTMV Sports platform. She is a retired US Army veteran, professional cheerleader, pet mom, and avid sports lover. Feel free to follow her writings as she dives into the latest sports news! You can find her on all social media channels @PGLOVESPORTS.


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