Christian McCaffrey joins Elusive squad in Niners win over Rams

INGLEWOOD, Calif.—Christian McCaffrey caught Jimmy Garoppolo’s back pass, took a few steps, and threw a nice throw over the bewildered Los Angeles defense into the arms of Brandon Aiyuk.

And McCaffrey was just beginning to show the Rams what they missed when they lost it to the grateful San Francisco 49ers.

McCaffrey became the 11th player in NFL history with a rushing touchdown, passing touchdown and receiving touchdown in one game, and the 49ers extended their regular-season streak over the Rams to a full four years. with a 31-14 win over Los Angeles on Sunday.

McCaffrey threw that 34-yard touchdown pass in the first half. He caught a 9-yard TD pass from Garoppolo in the third quarter, then put the Niners (4-4) in control with a TD run early in the fourth. The running back finished with 94 rushing yards and 55 receiving yards in another brilliant all-around game highlighted by his second career throw.

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