Led by the heroics of running back Christian McCaffrey, the San Francisco 49ers recorded their third win in as many games this season, defeating the New York Giants 30-12 on Thursday night at Levi’s Stadium.
Everything works for the California formation, which can be dangerous in both the run and pass game. Quarterback Brock Purdy had another good game with two catches for the majors and 310 yards receiving.
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McCaffrey continued to make headlines with a touchdown in his 12th straight game, continuing a streak he began in 2022. The 27-year-old crossed the end zone on a four-yard drive at the end of the second quarter.
The longest touchdown streak ever recorded in the NFL is 18 games. This record belongs jointly to LaDainian Tomlinson (2004-2005) and Lenny Moore (1963-1965).
Against the Giants, Purdy used his entire arsenal, even rookie player Ronnie Bell. The seventh-round pick of the most recent draft caught his first pass in the NFL and also scored his first touchdown in his career.
New York (1-2) struggled at every level. Daniel Jones completed 22 of his 32 pass attempts for a meager 137 yards and one interception. Matt Breida scored the team’s only major with an eight-yard run, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful.
San Francisco (3-0) will put its perfect start to the season on the line against the Arizona Cardinals (0-2) on October 1st.