Christian McCaffrey continues TD-scoring streak, finds end zone early vs. Browns

The streak continues...
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) / Gregory Shamus/GettyImages

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The 49ers didn't hesitate to get Christian McCaffrey into the end zone early in their Week 6 game against the Browns.

A fair question (or bet) might not be wondering if San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey will score a touchdown on a week-to-week basis, but rather, the question should be when that streak eventually stops.

The way things are going now, McCaffrey could easily break the NFL record of scoring a touchdown in 18 consecutive games.

McCaffrey already owned the franchise record, which stood at 14 games, and he already broke Hall of Famer Jerry Rice's team record when the All-Pro running back recorded his 13th in a row.

On the Niners' opening drive during their Week 6 road game at the Cleveland Browns, McCaffrey ensured that streak would continue.

Christian McCaffrey continues TD streak on 49ers' opening possession vs. Browns

San Francisco received the opening kickoff versus Cleveland, and McCaffrey turned into the driving force to march down the field on a five-play, 84-yard drive. Sure, a handful of Browns penalties certainly aided the 49ers' efforts.

But McCaffrey was the star of the show, carrying the ball twice for 32 yards.

But a 5-yard shovel pass from quarterback Brock Purdy was the play that found pay dirt, and McCaffrey put the Niners up 7-0:

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With that, McCaffrey's touchdown-scoring streak is now at 15 games in a row.

San Francisco has used McCaffrey a lot over the first five weeks of the season, and it appears he's going to be a big factor for the game against the Browns, too.

But, should the 49ers get up big in the game, McCaffrey getting a break wouldn't be the worst thing, especially considering his streak is going to survive at least another week.

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