McCaffrey touched the ball a career-high 37 times, producing 179 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. He also broke a career high 11 tackles, according to Pro Football Focus, per Ian Rapoport at NFL Network.
Sometimes, seasons do not go the way you plan. Just ask Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas. He has never publicly said anything about this season, so I'm not trying to put words in his mouth. Rather, I figured he would have a big role.
Head coach Ron Rivera said on Monday he expects quarterback Kyle Allen to start his third-straight game against the Jaguars, and while the backup quarterback is now 3-0 as a starter, he was admittedly disappointed after losing three fumbles in the win against Houston.
The Carolina Panthers have found themselves in an entirely too familiar situation: their offensive production is derived solely from the talents of one player. From 2011 through 2017, that player was Cam Newton. 2019 is poised to be the year of Christian McCaffrey. In an effort to hide Newton's injuries through the first two weeks and Kyle Allen's inexperience over the last two weeks, McCaffrey has racked up an alarming share of offensive touches.