Christian McCaffrey sets franchise record for scrimmage yards in single season

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CHARLOTTE -- With a 9-yard run in the first quarter against the Saints, Christian McCaffrey broke the Panthers' franchise record for scrimmage yards in a season.

McCaffrey passed DeAngelo Williams' franchise record of 1,636 scrimmage yards set in 2008. Williams tallied 1,515 rushing yards and 121 receiving yards that season.

This season, McCaffrey has already set franchise records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns by a running back and yards after the catch by any position.

Entering Week 14, McCaffrey ranked fourth in the NFL in scrimmage yards and set an NFL record with five straight games of at least 50 rushing and 50 receiving yards. Entering the game, McCaffrey led all NFL running backs in receiving yards.

McCaffrey already ranks 10th in franchise history in career scrimmage yards in just his second season. He ranks second all-time in career receiving yards by a running back.

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