Stats and Superlatives: Christian McCaffrey joins 1,000-1,000 club

PLAYER STATS

Panthers

  • Christian McCaffrey became the third player in NFL history to finish with over 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards, joining Roger Craig (1985) and Marshall Faulk (1999). McCaffrey finished the 2019 season with 1,387 rushing yards, 1,005 receiving yards and 19 total TDs.
  • McCaffrey finished the season with 116 receptions, besting his own NFL record for the most receptions by a running back.
  • McCaffrey had 2,392 scrimmage yards, tops in the NFL and third-most in one season in NFL history.
  • This season, McCaffrey finished first in the NFL in scrimmage yards (2,392), third in rushing yards (1,361), first in receiving yards by a running back (1,005), and tied for first in total touchdowns (19).
  • Kyle Allen entered the game for an injured Will Grier and went 25-for-41 with 295 yards and one interception. He finished the season with 3,322 yards passing.
  • Brandon Zylstra had a career game in Week 17, making six receptions for 96 yards, his most in a game in his career.
  • Luke Kuechly finished with six tackles to finish with 144 on the season, ranking third in the NFL. It marked the most tackles for Kuechly in one season since he had 153 in 2014.
  • Eric Reid had a game-high 11 tackles on Sunday, finishing the season with 129 tackles, tied for 10th in the NFL and second among NFL safeties. It marked the most tackles by a safety in franchise history.
  • Michael Palardy boomed seven punts for a net of 44.0 yards per punt, with four downed inside the 20.

Saints

  • Alvin Kamara rushed for 39 yards with two rushing touchdowns and had two receptions for 18 yards. He became the sixth player with multiple rushing TDs against the Panthers this season.

View photos from Week 17 as Carolina hosts New Orleans.

TEAM STATS

  • Carolina tallied one sack to finish the season with 53.0 sacks, the most in the NFL. It marked the third-most sacks in one season in franchise history.
  • The Panthers had three turnovers and did not record a takeaway. Over the last 11 weeks of the season, the Panthers had a league-worse -20 in turnover differential.
  • The Saints rushed for 115 yards on the ground, bringing Carolina's total rushing yards allowed to 2,296, five shy of the most allowed in franchise history in 2001.
  • New Orleans scored two rushing touchdowns, as Carolina finished the season with 31 rushing touchdowns allowed, tied for the most in one season in the Super Bowl era.

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