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Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey joins Jim Brown in an elite category

Christian McCaffrey, Jim Brown, Panthers, Browns

The Carolina Panthers were able to beat the Houston Texans in Week 4. Running back Christian McCaffrey managed to join elite company — Jim Brown — in the process.

McCaffrey enjoyed another monster outing after registering 179 yards and a touchdown on 37 total touches versus Houston. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, he has joined Hall of Famer Jim Brown as the only two players in NFL history to post such numbers in the first four games of a season:

After registering 179 scrimmage yards (93 rushing, 86 receiving) and a rushing TD in Sunday’s win, Christian McCaffrey now joins Jim Brown as the only players in NFL history with three games of at least 175 scrimmage yards and one TD in their team’s first four games of a season.

McCaffrey is certainly no stranger to putting up big numbers thus far in his career. His versatile skill set as both a runner and a receiver have helped him quickly etch his name into the history books. His production only continues to solidify his status as one of the most elite running backs in the NFL.

The Panthers’ offense was seemingly dealt a crucial blow with quarterback Cam Newton sidelined due to injury. fortunately, backup quarterback Kyle Allen has done a solid job of managing the offense in his absence after winning both of his starts this season. Of course, Allen’s job is made much easier when Carolina is able to get McCaffrey going.

Given the current state of the offense and his sizeable workload, it is safe to assume that McCaffrey may find himself inadvertently breaking a few more records in the 2019 NFL season.