Christian McCaffrey fails to score TD vs. Jaguars, stays tied for NFL all-time record

Being tied for the NFL record is pretty cool, but Christian McCaffrey probably wishes he was the all-time leader in consecutive games with a touchdown.

He'll have to just start another streak then.

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23)
San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey (23) / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

About the only thing that didn't go the 49ers' way in Week 10 against the Jaguars was Christian McCaffrey not finding the end zone.

By looking at the one-sided 34-3 score from the San Francisco 49ers' dominant Week 10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, it'd probably be easy to assume All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey found the end zone.

After all, he was a regular when it came to touchdowns, scoring one in the previous 17 games in a row prior to Sunday's tilt in Jacksonville.

McCaffrey and the Niners had interest in getting him into the end zone, too, as an 18th consecutive game would have set a new NFL record for most consecutive games with a touchdown scored. During San Francisco's Week 8 loss versus the Cincinnati Bengals, one of the upsides was McCaffrey tying the record, previously held by legendary running back Lenny Moore between 1963 and 1964.

Alas, however, it wasn't meant to be.

Christian McCaffrey doesn't score TD vs. Jaguars, will stay tied for NFL all-time record

Most of the remaining 49ers offensive stars found the end zone against Jacksonville in one way or another.

Tight end George Kittle had a 66-yard catch-and-run touchdown, while wide receiver Deebo Samuel enjoyed a 29-yard rushing touchdown. Fellow wideout Brandon Aiyuk got the Niners on the board on their first possession of the game, too.

But it was arguably quarterback Brock Purdy's touchdown pass to fullback Kyle Juszczyk that took away the best chance for McCaffrey to find the end zone.

As Fox Sports' Darryl Johnston said during the broadcast, perhaps Juszczyk should have gone down at the 1-yard line in order to let McCaffrey set the record at 18 games.

"I suck," McCaffrey joked after the game. "Everyone else on the team scored except for me."

In garbage time, San Francisco had another chance to get McCaffrey into the end zone despite Purdy coming out in favor of backup quarterback Sam Darnold, and the All-Pro tailback was regularly given the ball.

Except a last-chance fourth-down pass attempt near the goal line fell incomplete when the Jaguars defender knocked the would-be catch loose.

"I'll take a huge win," McCaffrey continued.

As it stands, McCaffrey will have to be content with tying the all-time record with Moore, still an impressive achievement.

Unless, of course, the running back wants to create another streak. That wouldn't be a bad idea.

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