Panthers video: Christian McCaffrey evades Saints defender for second TD of the game
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Video: Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey evades Saints defender for second TD of the game

Christian McCaffrey

The Carolina Panthers are locked with the New Orleans Saints in an NFC South divisional battle in Week 12, and star running back Christian McCaffrey has two touchdowns, with his second coming on the ground in a nifty move to avoid New Orleans’ defense at the goal line (via NFL).

McCaffrey, 23, previously scored in the Sunday matchup by hauling in a one-yard pass at the goal line from quarterback Kyle Allen. The Panthers missed the two-point conversion, however, and after McCaffrey’s latest score are closer to the Saints, with Allen throwing a touchdown pass to tie the game.

McCaffrey is trying to make a run at NFL MVP consideration—the third-year running back leads the league in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, and rushing yards per game—1,059, 11, and 105.9, respectively—entering today’s clash with the Saints. A strong New Orleans defense, though, has only allowed 51 yards on the ground for McCaffrey (the Saints are the third-best defense against the run, too).

Surely Carolina will need the dynamic McCaffrey out of the backfield to come back and defeat the Saints today.

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